Digital Photography for Teens.
We didn’t come up with that title. We’re not saying it’s a bad one—we’d be the last ones to ask. When a publisher decides what to call a book, you can be sure that they know exactly what they’re doing. And the title does say what this book is about—no questions there. A Teen Guide to Insects or Look! It’s Teens! wouldn’t quite cover it from our point of view. I doubt my suggestion of Avocados and Mangos would have gotten past Dave, much less the publisher.
It’s the “for teens” part that’s throwing me off. When I was a teen (not too terribly long ago), I was always suspicious of that particular qualifier. I was big into comic books in those days, and every now and then, the comics publishers would come out with a new line of titles “just for kids,” or so it said on the covers. I stayed away from those books like I would a radiation leak. None of that kids’ stuff for me, if you please! I required a more sophisticated, more literary comic, something along the lines of an Amazing Spider-Man, with people in costumes clobbering each other.