Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Steph Su Reads: What's Missing In YA Lit? The Contemporary Edition

Steph Su Reads: What's Missing In YA Lit? The Contemporary Edition

1 comment:

lesbrary said...

Oh wow, thanks for the link! That's a fascinating article. It's amazing how many writers still don't seem to realize that reality can be interesting. You can talk about the "average" teenager (bad skin, not thin, not necessarily 100% white and straight) and not have it be an "issue" novel. You can talk about or at least allude to realistic college application processes and homework loads without it being boring. People want to read about characters that are going through the same sort of issues they're going through. Very interesting.