Growing up, my favorite book was A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle. It was about smart kids and other dimensions, both of which I could relate to at the time. Never did I think twice about the fact that its protagonist was a girl.
But in 2016, the book world's knee-jerk reaction is apparently to not even bother trying to market a YA novel with a female protagonist to boys (and perhaps vice-versa), according to author Shannon Hale.
In a Tweetstorm Friday, Hale explained the pushback she got from "some" for attempting to push her new book Princess In Blackonto boys—and how wrong they were.