I just read Shannon Hale’s post titled: Why boys don’t read girls (sometimes).
It makes a lot of sense. Any time there is an author who writes books with the protagonist being a boy, every gender is invited to that author’s visit. When it’s an author who writes books with female protagonists, it’s usually a girls-only event.
It reminds me of something I read about J.K. Rowling. She chose to use her first initials only because she didn’t want boys to not read her book because they thought she was a girl (which is apparently a bad thing). In the present, I think J.K. Rowling is the only author who is excused from the social rule.
Read her post. It’s very interesting and insightful. I agree that this exists. Something should be done about it. I love how she relates what one teacher said about reading Princess Academy in class.