We’re pretty obsessed with all the kickass girl characters in YA, but sometimes people might wonder what happened to the Y chromosome in YA? Are teen guys really just not reading?
Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) thinks so, according to a recent op-ed in the New York Times. His suggested solution was for YA writers to add more sexy parts. Our response: Have you read Sarah J. Maas lately?!
More importantly, we at Underlined believe every reader of every gender (and race and culture and sexual orientation and . . . let’s just say everybody) deserves to see themselves represented in fiction. So we challenge the idea that there aren’t any good books for guys. In fact, below are some of our favorite books that everyone will love.