So Geoff is interested in reading (also re-reading) some YA fiction right now. He prefers contemporary realistic fiction in the vein of Chris Crutcher's fabulous RUNNING LOOSE.
Anyhoo. When I was at the library today I went into the teen room to grab some (possible) titles for him, and to my dismay nearly all the books were WAAAAAAY more girl-friendly than guy-friendly. And what guy-friendly titles there leaned toward the sci-fi/fantasy vein, which Geoff doesn't care for.
It may be a man's world still in many ways. But it just ain't when it comes to YA fiction.