It’s Not Easy Being
Green or a Teen:
Reality Bites in YA Lit
Join this conversation about the current trends of realism and its impact on young
adult literature. What are publishers receiving from agents since The Fault in Our Stars
took off? Are dystopia and the paranormal over now that readers want to read more
contemporary stories with characters who could be themselves or their BFFs? Are these
trends simply cyclical?
Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People list for 2014, John Green brings
contemporary realism to his fiction, most recently The Fault in Our Stars, which was
published in 2012 and released as a movie this past June. Judy Blume did the same
for an earlier generation.
We’ll also discuss the kerfuffle this past summer over the Slate article that argued
that adults should be embarrassed to read YA. Slate author Ruth Graham wrote,
“Life is so short, and the list of truly great books for adults is so long.” Do you agree?
Thursday, October 2 • 1 P.M. EDT
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