Hey there. I am writing a YA novel and the thought has occurred to me (through various readings and reviews of books) that we have way too many fathers going missing and boys saving the world. Unfortunately, my story is about a boy from our world who saves a fantasy dream world but whose main goal is finding his father (who was lost in said world) once he discovers his father was lost in it. So, now I have a dilemma. Is this kind of story overdone to the point that I don't have a chance of success? I could mix it up a bit, maybe. Maybe make the boy a guardian to someone else who is supposed to save the world, or maybe change the father to a mother or some other superficial change, but that might take the heart from my story. I have a wonderfully creative world and idea, but it now seems marred by this widely-used story arch. Do you think treading the all too-familiar plot grounds will make my novel "just another boy fantasy cliché" or do you think great creativity, characters and story can help me rise above the cliché? Thanks for any insight!