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What I’ve found about writing YA is that at some point you realise you’re part of an ongoing dialogue about YA. When I started to consider things like gender bias, the perception that realist novels are somehow better than fantasy novels, diversity, or the role of YA as viewed from the perspective of readers who are actually […]
Apropos nothing – here are three things I’ve viewed lately. First: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Got to see this courtesy of Allen & Unwin’s advanced screening. It’s a lovely film. The icing was the parents – Connie Britton! – and the real-boyness of the main character. I haven’t read Jesse Andrews’ novel, but I will, […]
Okay, I asked this next guest to do a post for me as a personal favour. Because here’s the thing: I am in awe of her discipline. Shelleyrae reads and reviews around six books a week on her blog, Book’d Out, and has kept up that pace for the last FIVE YEARS. So what could be better […]