Hello all I picked up a YA book a few weekends ago...I've been reading it and while I like it, I've starting to notice really big similarities between this novel and the one I'm currently writing. Yes, I know all ideas are taken and nothing is original...while I'm laughing at how similar it is, it's also a bit...concerning. Similarities: - Both written in first person, present tense - Both are males as the narrators - Both characters are quite witty and sarcastic - Both have issues with their dad - Both of their parents are divorced - Both of them live with their mother - Both find out that their dad does something, and gets upset over it - Both break down/spill said thing that gets them upset, to girl of interest. - Both set in Britain But thankfully there's differences~ - My character is 16, while MC in the other novel is 14 (A year 9 compared to a Year 11 is quite different imo) - My character moves from Ireland to London, putting him in a whole new setting - The novel I'm reading mostly revolves around getting a girl, my novel has a romance aspect, but focuses on more than that - Story structure is completely different ...There's probably more but I've not finished reading the novel yet. I'm a bit concerned though...should I change some aspects of mine? Or am I just making a big deal out of those similarities. Thanks in advance!