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Young Adult Fiction

all people, certainly understands that. The Fault in Our Stars is a rather tragic tale of two young lovers, both of whom are suffering from fatal and debilitating illnesses. They meet each other at a Support Group –where neither wants to be- and there begins the wild, mad ride that is: “Hazel and Augustus.” As Green explains in his Author’s Note, and again in the Afterward, this is a book of fiction – a book of realistic circumstances and realistic characters, but wholly imagined. Even the drugs...

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Young Adult Literature and the New Classic

Young Adult Literature and The New “Classic” It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice, 1984, and The Great Gatsby are among the group of books privileged enough to be considered “classic works of literature”. And if you caught the Pride and Prejudice reference I just made, congratulations, because you’re among those who have read some of the aforementioned classics. However wonderful these classics are, the fact remains that they are being replaced by more contemporary...

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Representation of Adolescence Through Fiction

Representations of Adolescence through Fiction According to Kate Legge, an Australian journalist, young adult novels are too dark and pessimistic, as she states in the following quote: Father bashes mother, mother abandons children… Violence, drugs, suicides. The novels of some top writes of young people’s fiction have never been bleaker or more explicit… (Kate Legge; The Australian Magazine; 1998) ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ by John Marsden and ‘Ugly’ by Constance Briscoe both involve issues...

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An Abundance of Katherines - Essay

An Abundance of Katherines In Relation with the Young Adult Fiction Genre Young adult fiction is a quickly developing genre of literature. The genre is typically marketed towards adolescents and young adults, however, it is enjoyed by a wide variety of people, including adults trying to experience youth again. Young adult fiction, also known as young adult literature, is written in a teenage language and writing style so the marketed readers can thoroughly understand it. The storyline is often full...

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arguably one of the most universally popular young adult science fiction novels of the decade. It is read by people of all ages and has been translated into twenty-six languages. It is easy to write off The Hunger Games as merely another trend in young adult fiction, but it is much more significant than that. There are many ways to interpret the novel, but one aspect of it that is impossible to ignore is its feminism. This is so significant because science fiction has been considered an inherently “masculinist”...

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Myers, Walter Dean

Myers, Walter Dean. (b. 1937), poet, editor, and novelist. A versatile and prolific writer, Walter Dean Myers (also Walter M. Myers) has published short fiction, essays, and poetry in such disparate periodicals as the Liberator, Negro Digest, McCall's, Essence, Espionage, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. He was a regular contributor to men's magazines until, as he says, "they gave themselves up to pornography." In 1968, he wrote his first children's book as an entry to a contest sponsored...

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Forge by Laurie Anderson Literary Analysis

Forge by Laurie Anderson Literary Analysis Forge is Laurie Halse Anderson’s second installment to the Chains series following up her previous novel, Chains. The escapades of the young African American slaves, Isabel and Curzon, continue in this sequel to Chains. Young Curzon and Isabel are forced to endure the hardships of maturing during the demanding time of the American Revolution. Curzon and Isabel are runaway slaves who have a high risk of getting captured with their past catching up...

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Media Violence Argumentative Essay

is not even only adults seeing this. Children of all ages are picking up books and magazines and seeing violence. Death and gore is everywhere, and because of imitation and priming people are reacting more aggressively than ever. Media violence affects people in a negative way, and should be banned. Media violence cannot be ignored; in fact, it is very hard to. It can be seen on television, in books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as heard about through the radio. Young adult novels are often...

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The Life of Joy Cowley

Authors Study Joy Cowley was a phenomenal author, she has written multiple children books, adult fiction and non- fiction, besides her major impacts in literature she comes from a very interesting back round. Joy Cowley was born on August, 7, 1936, in Levin New Zealand. She was the eldest of four girls and one boy. Her parents Peter Summers and Cassie Gredge were both physically ill while joy was growing up, the condition of both their health caused the family to be finically poor. When joy attainted...

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Monster, Literary Analysis

wrong with that, of course--unless the purpose of that casual trip was to give the "all clear" for a robbery that ended in the murder of the store's owner. Then, something is very wrong. Like his character, Walter Dean Myers grew up in New York. As a young man, he struggled with a speech impediment that caused many of his classmates and teachers to ridicule him and think him unintelligent. Myers often got into trouble at school and on the streets when trying to defend himself against the ridicule, causing...

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