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There are plenty of examples of novels about adults written for young people in the canon. Look at Rosemary Sutcliffe for example. But this involves a different view of how a reader identifies with a work. Traditionally, most works were written for the reader looking outward. They were windows. For children or young adults, they were about looking forward ...


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I actually think that this story would work better with someone who is 18-20. I haven't read any YA novels for a few years now, so I don't know at which point plots and themes might be deemed too complex for such an audience, but here is what I would do. Being early 30s with a wife and kids and a stable job is not only normal for a lot of people, it is the ...


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Your listed themes and goals are at cross-purposes. You have: finding your place in the world living according to your values figuring out what really matters to you questioning assumptions sticking up against authority who gets to decide what a society should be like balancing desires that are equally important but can't be reconciled (the rebellion and ...



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