A rejection i got from a publisher today stunned and irrateed me. she said that my book was too slow to start for a tween/teenage market i said, it wasn't aimed at that. zshe said, main character is a teenager (17) and adults can't relate to teenagers now, im an adult. 30 (tho hard to believe the way i carry on) but i read and even often prefer books with teenage main characters. lynn flewelling's tamir triliogy robin hobb's farseer (he is young for a lot of it) george rr martin has young kids, and they're my FAV characters for the most part tad williams, memory sorrow thorn, simon is a spotty teen, from what i recall. 14 or so. those books aren't specifically aimed at the teenage market, not as im aware. and certainly they're read by adults. i don't think any adult has any problem relating to the lead or do they? am i missing something here? should a teenage character instantlly mean the book is best for teens? even if it's got a lot of grownup stuff in it? as an adult (those who are) can you relate to books with teens? do you dislike them, prefer an adult main character? and teens, do you prefer teens? or can you relate to adult leads? does the protaognist need to be the same age as you, or similiar, for you to relate to it?