Meaningless names/"girl books"

Bettina Bubach liril at
Tue Jun 29 10:09:19 EDT 2004

> It does
> talk about LoCC and also about boy vs. female protagonists, but not in a
> directly related fashion.  DWJ says at one point,
>  "But girls -- partly out of necessity -- didn't mind a male hero."

Didn't JKRowling state Harry Potter was a boy for that reason? To reach boys
and girls?

This "fact" (maybe it is just what publishers think?) made Lirael
remarkable: A male author choses a female protagonist (and not for "plot
reasons as in His Dark Materials).


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