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Creatively Unstable. ([personal profile] ceilidh_ann) wrote in [personal profile] manifesta 2010-07-30 09:09 pm (UTC)

Excellent post. I read the review and Pearce's reply (as well as her frankly pathetic moping on Twitter over how heartbreaking it was that someone got her book so wrong but then saying she wouldn't read any other criticism to it - if nothing else, this incident is a textbook example of how not to reply to criticism if you're a professional author) and am still so annoyed that these portrayals of women are not only a-okay in YA but popular. I've been reading a lot of YA books this Summer to see the impact Twilight has had on the genre and the trope is all too common. I ended up throwing a book against the wall twice because it was passing off sexual harassment and attempted murder as love.

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