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manifesta ([personal profile] manifesta) wrote 2010-08-01 11:25 pm (UTC)

I tend to think they’re referring to the recent surge in Twilight-esque books being published, essentially detailing stories of “bland girl, stalker guy; true love; also, stuff happens.” I like to think the current movement is for books with actually interesting plots and relatable characters, whether they be male or female.

I like to think this is true, too, and perhaps that's what Moskowitz was really trying to say. Her post, however, didn't come off--to me--as quite that egalitarian.

Thank you for reposting your comment here! I've been tempted to join in on the discussion at Tamora Pierce's LJ but haven't had the time or energy to do so. I, too, am sick of the Twilight-esque book out there, and would like to see a lot more depth and diversity in YA.

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