In the wake of so many YA books with heroines at the center of the story, there seems to be a frustrating trend emerging. Some YA authors write about girls who are not just uncertain about their roles in society and struggling with their identities but girls who seem almost debilitated by a fog of self-questioning and even gullibility. Adolescence is a confusing time most would admit but why does this confusion seem to equal an inability to see obvious answers to the quandaries these young women face? In making heroines believable in their adolescence, have authors gone overboard in making these young ladies too simple-minded, self-involved and scared? Weigh-in and tell Book Bridges what you think about YA heroines and their role in teaching our young people how girls really perceive their world and the options open to them. YA authors and readers alike are encouraged to vote and leave comments about how and why female characters are shaped in certain ways.