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Being a real "newbie" to writing for middle readers or young adults, I am looking for some guidance on the length of a book. Is their a range of pages preferable to publishers?
#1 - April 09, 2017, 09:36 AM

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Here's a very helpful post on length of children's books:

http://literaticat.blogspot.com/2011/05/wordcount-dracula.html
#2 - April 09, 2017, 12:27 PM
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Yes, there is a definite difference in word count for MG and YA. I would take a look at the link Vijaya suggested. MG is usually shorter and teens can handle reading longer stories. Also, take a look at MGs and YAs in a bookstore or a library, so you can get a feel for both and see the difference.
#3 - April 09, 2017, 01:43 PM
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#4 - April 11, 2017, 02:17 PM

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There are many exceptions - YA debut author Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall is 117,500 words. and MG is trending longer, since the 2011 article was written.
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