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Teen talk: Meet the 2015 Inky Awards judges

‘I believe YA needs more original ideas and less unrealistic love triangles and character stereotypes’—Genevieve, 15.

‘More diverse characters that are not there just for the sake of having a “diverse book”. And while I do love romance in books, I feel like every single YA book includes a romance these days as if it is an essential plot point’— Melanie, 15.   

‘I think that YA needs more male protagonists. All the shortlisted Inky books have a female protagonist’—Oliver, 13.

Read out interview with the 2015 Inky Awards judges here.