Have 2017 YA novels escaped the cliched storylines?

How does the 2017 YA shortlist fare against the timeless classics? Is it full of another stream of overused and cliched story lines and characters, or has it emerged into a fresh line of strong protagonists and insightful morale messages?

  • Well, I don't know enough about the current short list to write this topic, but I'm definitely interested in what the writer comes up with. There are certainly plenty of clichéd storylines, especially in the dystopian genre. But I have seen some unique twists on familiar premises. – Stephanie M. 5 years ago
  • Hmm, this should be interesting. After what I feel has been a pretty dry spell in YA novels in recent years, I'd be happy to see an uptick in originality for sure. – jaysongoetzz 5 years ago

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