A to Z Challenge - Y
Young Heroines Only
I see this topic pop up every now and then and it always pisses me off.
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Why are publishers pushing for youthful female characters? I've seen this topic come up every now and then and have heard a few authors actually state that they were asked to make their heroine younger. This is ridiculous to me since there are readers of all ages.
Am I personally able to relate more with younger characters? Yes, I'm in my mid-twenties. Will I always relate to that age character? No! This is why I don't understand the reason behind having main characters only in their 20's-30's. I rarely see one in her 40's. It irks me that this ageism even exists in the books I love so much.
I'd love to hear your views on the subject in the comments below.