I’ve adapted Foz Meadows’s excellent YA BINGO post to be more relevant to the type of perennial stories we tend to see here in the UK. Shout for a line or a full house!
|YA readers dont know whats good for them.||YA books should come with age restrictions.||YA books are too dark.||Harry Potter started YA.||Mention of Twilight.|
|YA is lucrative for authors.
|Failure to recognize YA as an audience, not a genre.||Failure to recognize the diversity of YA fiction.||Only mentions male authors.||Mentions cancer or vampires.|
|YA books are not literature/YA is trashy.||Mention of sex and/or self-harm.||YA characters are bad role-models.||Critic has not read book they are critiquing.||Mention of Hunger Games.|
|YA is a new phenomenon.||Moral panic/concerned parents.||Mention of John Green (particularly as creator of all YA).||Banned books.||Get boys reading|
|Strong female character.||Use of light-hearted, fluffy or beach read to describe book by female author.||All and any SF referred to as dystopian.||Critic has only read Fault In Our Stars/The Hunger Games.||Mention of six-figure advance and/or authors age.|