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Old 28-01-2018, 19:22   #1019
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Originally Posted by dbilsborough View Post
I left a 4* review for you, as I reviewed it based on how a teenager would like it.

As for feedback for you .....
Yep, just seen it, thanks.

I think that your comments are entirely valid; I started writing the book to entertain my kids (who are teenagers), but I find it impossible to write SOLELY for teenagers - I wanted to write a book that could be enjoyed by all ages, that I would enjoy, and I wanted it to be a challenge - I didn't want everything to be obvious and I didn't want to write in a dumbed-down language (if that makes sense).

So in doing all of this, I still find myself caught between saying it's a YA or it's a mystery. Also, when you say about the first 25% - again, fair comment. It's got a lot of set up, and when I re-read it, I thought that some of it (e.g. the cat up the tree) could be construed as a bit young for an adult audience and it takes a bit of time to get going on the meat of the story. At the end of the book, I wanted to square off a lot of the subplots, whilst setting up what comes next.

Anyway, this is all valueable feedback, and I appreciate it as much as the review, so thanks.

Originally Posted by Taq View Post
Well that's one quote to put on the Twitter posts!
Oh yes, I'll definitely take that one.
"Well I feel like pickin' a fight with anybody who claims they're right"

Last edited by Rob; 28-01-2018 at 19:34.
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