([identity profile] wrote in [personal profile] manifesta 2010-08-01 07:25 pm (UTC)

Yes, exactly. I just feel the most recent outcry is largely contributable to these less-than-creative-or-interesting books.

And I completely agree with you regarding YA and Adult lit; it’s really only a marketing label. I read an “Adult” novel recently by N.K. Jemisin titled “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.” It’s one of the best epic fantasies I’ve read in years, heavy on world-building and mythology, revenge and politics and action, and even with a bit of romance (and also a sex scene, but I’ve read YA that’s been much more graphic). I know plenty of other teens who would’ve enjoyed it, but because its protagonist is nineteen it was put in the Adult section. *shrug* That’s the industry for you.

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