Sunday, May 8, 2011

Does age make a difference?

The other day I received a tweet from Alex Bennett who runs the site Electrifying Reviews.  Alex is an incredible high school student who is really making a name for himself in the blogosphere.

I don't know about you, but I jump at the chance to have YA reviewers, because, after all, Asteria was written for YA readers. And so when Alex tweeted last week that he wanted a copy of the book, I went that afternoon and threw one in the mail. Here is his "In My Mailbox" Vlog.  I also have another teen blogger, Myranda Harman, that has requested a copy as well. (pssstt... it's on the way :- ). She is a high schooler from right here in Kentucky. If you get a chance, stop by and say hi to her. She's a real cutie!

Most of Asteria's reviews have come from seasoned veterans, although we have had a couple of reviews from the twenty-something crowd. Overall the feedback has been very positive, but this is the first time high school students, other than Kate's friends, will be sharing their thoughts and opinions.

That made me wonder. Do you think that age brings perspective or cynicism? How do young bloggers view stories differently from their more seasoned counterparts?