Some thought-provoking stuff shared by a. Which is, of course, part of its appeal. The article then goes on to reveal:. That may be one of its realistic aspects because…. For example, Dr. The double standard is remarkably intact.
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Musings about some of my favorite fantasy literature for young readers, comics old and new, the peculiar publishing industry, the future of books, kids today, and the writing process. Anita Silvey wrote an article called "The Unreal Deal" for a recent School Library Journal , discussing how young-adult literature has broken out of the "problem of the week" template that first defined it. Folks who've kept up with the genre seem to have been underwhelmed by some of Silvey's observations: Teens read genre literature as well as serious stuff! Of course they always have. And for many years they reached into the adult shelves to find those books.
IF drinking, driving and college admissions aren't enough for the parents of teenagers to worry about, there's a new specter on the horizon: "rainbow parties. While "Rainbow Party," by Paul Ruditis, has received a less-than-enthusiastic reception from booksellers, it has won plenty of attention from bloggers and conservative columnists and prompted lots of talk among teenagers, parents and school officials. Ruditis said. And I don't think anyone who reads the book could come out wanting to have a rainbow party. Ruditis and his publishers see the book as useful for teaching young people about the dangers of oral sex.