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Editing…My Life

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Editing…My Life

As I’ve begun editing again, I’ve been thinking about how characters in young adult stories—even really believable characters—have very clear steps toward growth. Even in a series where growth happens slowly over the course of several books, there is usually a satisfyingly clear progression from callous to sensitive, cynical to trusting, and/or cowardly to courageous.

Think about Harry Potter: I could’ve punched him in the forehead in The Order of the Phoenix, but by the end of Half-Blood Prince I was his friend again. And then there’s Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. What a turd. But once he’s rescued from the witch and Aslan gives a lecture, he’s fast-tracked to army commander in the service of the Lion. And who could forget the tortured growth of Katniss Everdeen, Percy Jackson’s epic path to heroism, or Daniel’s flight from orphan to son. But…