YA Novels with Male Protagonists

I read a lot of young adult novels. In fact, 95% of what I read is in the young adult genre. What I’ve noticed over the years is that there aren’t a lot of male protagonists. Sure, there are some male main characters, but most of the time the story isn’t focused on them. Often times it is a girl narrating the story or, if it’s in third person, the narrator focuses on the girl more than the guy.

We need more male protagonists in the YA genre. Everyone should have a protagonist they can relate to, and that means boys as well. I came up with a list of books that have a male main characters. The sad thing is, I had a lot of trouble compiling a list because there are so few books with male protagonists that I’ve read. This goes to show that either 1) I’m more interested in books with female protagonists or 2) the world needs more YA books with male main characters.

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera | Book Review

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“Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible. Other times pain acts as a compass to help you through the messier tunnels of growing up. But pain can only help you find happiness if you remember it.”

Image result for more happy than notTitle: More Happy Than Not
Series: standalone
Author: Adam Silvera
Published: 06/02/15
Edition: paperback
Pages: 300
My Rating: 4 / 5
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ATTENTION: This review is spoiler-free.

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The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia | Book Review

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Title: The Lovely Reckless
Series: standalone
Author: Kami Garcia
Publishes: Oct. 4, 2016
Edition: ARC
Pages: 371
My Rating: 4 / 5
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I was sent an ARC in exchange of an honest review. Thank you to Imprint/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for sending me a copy.

ATTENTION: There are no spoilers in this review.

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