I recently learnt that young people are often intimidated by very long books and only a small percentage purchased on Kindle are read through to the end. It made me a little sad to think of all the work which goes into novel creation not being fully enjoyed. I also felt some young readers are missing out on the joy of getting to the end of a book and being eager to pick up the next one.
For this reason I deliberately chose to make my books short enough, so as not to intimidate, but instead be one evening's achievable reading. I have also chosen to write in first person narrative to allow the reader to feel how the main character in the story feels as she tells us her story. (Or lies)