Short (and late evening) post about something that has been on my mind. Maybe I have just had bad luck, or a poor selection at my local library and two bookstores, but are male protagonists a dying breed in YA fiction?
The reason I am curious is because when I gander at books many have young female protags with secondary male protags (which is totally fine.) I am so happy that females are kicking but and taking names in YA. Yet I am having such a hard time finding a good number of male protags for new fiction to be specific. I am actually looking for male protags because a lot of the books I read happen to have a female lead because maybe I am female? So I want to shake it up, yet this is what I am having trouble with.
Again, is it just bad luck, or is the new rise of female leads accidently pushing down the other gender in its new awakened wake? Things to ponder, and my search continues. I do wish to shake my reading list up a bit with a gender swap. Eventually I will also do this with adult fiction, but that is an easier tasl thus far.
Anyone having the same issues or thoughts on this topic?