Over the summer, Slate magazine's Ruth Graham ruffled some feathers by attacking the great guilty pleasure that is Young Adult Literature. The main thrust of the article involved Graham waggling her shame finger at the number of grown-ups who seemed to be stuck in Neverland -- refusing to read "proper" novels in favor of the … Continue reading Why Are We Still Fighting About YA Lit?
First, obviously the picture above isn't the North American cover of Cinder, but since I thought it was so much more beautiful than the red shoe/bionic foot version you've probably seen everywhere at Chapters, that's what I'm going with for the banner. On to the review: Young Adult lit has been a topic on here … Continue reading Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Casual Vacancy debuted at the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (50 Shades had already been displaced two weeks earlier by Lee Child's A Wanted Man and again the next week by Ken Follett's Winter of the World), but the reviews have been less than stellar and many booksellers are reporting … Continue reading Write What You Know (Will Sell): J.K. Rowling Returning to Kid’s Books