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No to the prologue??

I like the prologue. It’s useful. Who cares if no one else reads them? I read them!

In YA, prologues are a no-no, or so everyone says. But they are everywhere. Out of the last few series of books I’ve read, approx. twelve out of fifteen books, had a prologue. So who’s right and who is reading the prologue? Besides me?

I know a lot of readers skip them and move to the action, but sometimes we need that beginning info to further understand the story. Who cares if it’s back story? Some stories, especially those that are historical or move back and forth through time, need back story.

Prologue thoughts? Opinions? Good, bad, don’t care?