Then a funny thing happened. At signings, and when talking to kids or getting fan email (coolest thing ever), I realized that Linc has as many girl fans as boy fans. Kids liked how funny the book is, and girls couldn't care less what marketing plan was behind it. They just like the book.
Today, when I meet parents, teachers, librarians and kids at events, I tell them "It's a funny, fast-paced book." Readers are readers, right?
What do you think, Sleuths? Is this boy/girl book business just nonsense?
Are boys just a tougher audience?