In my novel I have a time traveler from the past and a modern teen as the romantic protagonists. When I'm writing for the modern female lead, first person pov comes very easy and naturally. The male lead is mainly treated from a third person limited pov, except where he's doing dialog. I think this is working, but I have no idea how this approach will fare with the YA audience, which I have recently been told is seriously addicted to first person pov. I still plan on writing it in the way I would like to hear it told, but I was wondering if anyone knew if there were expectations in the YA publishing business on how to handle pov. I ask this because a fairly disturbing event occurred tonight at my writing group. I read a pretty ordinary stretch of third person narration from my story, and one of the listeners was confused when the narrator knew something the pov character didn't know. It was as if she had a hard time recognizing that the narrator could be just the narrator and not a character in the story. Everybody else seemed to get it, but she was perhaps the youngest person in the room, and a big YA fan, so it set me wondering if this is going to be a problem for my narrative approach with a YA audience. Thoughts?