I know it seems like I’m complaining a lot but its just some of the things that I’ve noticed when reading books. Many of you will say that I need to stop reading YA if I always have something negative to say but the thing is, the good outweighs the bad. I just want to make it better for everyone and maybe writing up this discussion posts will help get the ball rolling.
If you can’t tell from the title I’m a tall girl. Been tall since the 4th grade. Last one in the back of the line because of my height. As an adult, I’m perfectly fine and comfortable with my height but growing up it was awkward and embarrassing to be this tall. Seriously I used to pray that I wouldn’t get any taller because I didn’t want my feet to grow any longer. You know if you’re tall the size of your foot as to balance out lol.
Yes being 5’9 in elementary school was tough. Thanks goodness for adulthood. Sort of. Nobody likes paying bills of any kind or student loans for that matter. But I’m getting off topic. All I want to say is that it would be nice to see a 5’9 and taller girl in a book for once. And not just a girl that is good at basketball. Can she be a princess? A Rock Star? A super hero? Or just plain Jane in a nice and funny contemporary? Everybody says presentation is important and I just want to see the tall girls get some love too.
Maybe most female authors are 5’5 and under and it’s true that the average female height is 5’7 but that shouldn’t stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone and writing about a taller than average height young woman. This goes for the male authors out there too. We’re pretty much the same. The only thing different is when we put on the heels. Also just because we’re tall doesn’t necessarily mean we’re big and brawny. We come in all shapes and sizes. Thank you very much.
P.S. Can you ladies leave the 6’4 and taller guys for us? We too have dreams of getting swept off our feet and having to look up at his handsome face instead of at eye level or down lol