We know precisely why it is that women and their influence within YA fiction — their building of YA fiction — falls into the margins. We know why it is that men like John Green write Love Stories and women like Sarah Dessen write Romances. We know why it is that a World War II novel like Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief sees much more recognition and receives more accolades than Ruta Sepetys' World War II novel Between Shades of Gray. It's not the quality. It's the way the system is built that makes women the outsiders in the category of fiction they made. - A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction
Go read the whole article! All I have to say is "THIS!"