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#1 michaelblaine

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:47 PM

Please let me know if I'm revisiting a topic that has already been discussed.  I ran a search and couldn't find anything, so...

 

I'm honing in on the ending of a MG novel that I've been working on for over five months now.  As I've begun to review some the earlier chapters, I'm noticing that I've included the phrase "the kids" a few times to indicate a group of kids.  I'm just wondering if phrases like that are turnoffs to the 11-15 age-range, or if they're OK with it.  Also, if you can think of any other words or phrases which may come off as condescending to the MG audience, that would be great.   I feel pretty comfortable with this general topic, but sorta wanted to know if "the kids" works.  Thanks in advance!



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

I wouldn't see why it would be a problem. Pretty sure I read books at that age that used "the kids", and I didn't think anything of it.



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

"the teens"? Maybe reference them as the kids once and then "the group"? I think "the kids" works well, though






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