Re: RE: The Use of “Gonna” in YA Lit

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Mikala Engel

Susan – 2008-06-01 3:44 PM

Hi Sonya:

I think it depends on the teenager who is speaking, how how the young adults speak.  I think in dailague it would be okay, but I think proper english throughout the non-dialogue portion of the book needs to be written in proper english. Then again, I don’t write YA,


As long as it isn’t a first person novel, yes, I think you’re right.