As a teen, the age of heroines wasn’t something I pondered on. I usually skipped right by that part as it had no meaning to me at that time, really.
Lately I’m finding myself groaning at a 20-23 year old heroines. Maybe it has something to do with having surpassed that same time in my life with nothing of the same. I’m wondering how a twenty year old (although I know its done and is beyond possible) is finding that adventure and passion. Are they ready for it? Able to know at that age that this is it, or even have the maturity level that is given to them by the author?
I once read a romance story where the heroine was a child of 13 – not just at the first meeting but throughout the entire book! I kept waiting for the tale to skip three or four (or six) years. But it didn’t. She was finding love and passion and a murderous villian when she should have been just learning to frenchkiss her hand. Okay, well I was doing more than that at that age but still!
But on the other side of the coin, I groan at 40-50 year old heroines as well.
What age is a good age? Too old or too young of an age?