Excellent post. Growing up doesn’t mean having everything figured out. Also: I can never understand “genre snobs” who think they could not possibly relate to YA protagonists. What kind of life do these people live?
Hippodilly Circus Contributor AS King is one of my favorite authors. When I recommend her books to people, which I do often, I say that she is so honest with her characters’ voices that I often read a paragraph and feel like I’ve been punched in the gut. She captures the feelings of adolescence so honestly and without sentimentality that I am yanked right back to my teenage life and emotions. Her books heal my teenage self and let me know that someone else out there understands how I felt and still feel. She is also passionate about changing the way we treat teens and wrote this post for Hippodillly Circus for which I am very grateful.
I get great fan mail. A lot of the time, I get letters from adults. Those who are used to reading YA literature don’t usually give me reasoning for reading it or connecting…
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