"Young Adult Fiction" Essays and Research Papers

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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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Psychoanalytic Analysis of Looking for Alaska

terms of dreams or psychoanalytical realities. Like dreams, novels are fictions, inventions of the mind that, though based on reality, are by definition not exactly and literally true. Conversely, dreams may have some truth to tell but like novels their truth must be interpreted before it can be grasped. Such is the case with John Green's young adult novel, Looking for Alaska. It holds many truths that are relevant to young adults, but to extract those lessons, one must first view the plot and characters...

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Why Does Reading Can Improve Reading Skills?

can develop our knowledge and critical skills throughout our schooling years, but studies show that reading fiction can improve empathy, awareness, and even our social skills. Many argue, however, that many who read already contain empathy skills and never gain any empathy skills through reading. Another argument is that fiction books do not bring awareness of different events, for fiction books create stories that are far from reality in this world. Nevertheless, using studies, logic, and examples...

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The Hunger Games

2012 and Friends With Benefits) - Effie Trinket/Elizabeth Banks. (The-40-Year-Old Virgin, Pitch Perfect and The Uninvited) - President Snow/Donald Sutherland. (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, JFK and Don’t Look Now) Genre. Science fiction, adventure, romance, young adult, fantasy and dystopian. Reception. The Hunger Games sparked early positive reviews. Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars and compared Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss to Ree Dolly, Lawrence's character from the...

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Moon over Manifest: the Ideology of Home in Children’s Literature

children’s literature from adult novels (Wolf 18). Nodelman and Reimer write that while “the home/away/home pattern is the most common story line in children’s literature, adult fiction that deals with young people who leave home usually ends with the child choosing to stay away” (197). A pattern observed, called a postmodern metaplot, starts with the child being abandoned, rather than leaving home. Ultimately, the child’s journey ends with a modern ideal of the child leading the adults to a hopeful ending...

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Short Essay On My Literacy

reading them, but always thought I was too young. Once I read the first one I finally understood what all the hype was about. I didn’t fully understand some of the events or spells being discussed, which got frustrating, but my mom explained them to me to the point where I was old enough to understand. My mom and aunt would take me to see the movies as each one came out and I would instantly get re-excited about reading the next book. I learned at a young age that the books are always better than...

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Book Review on The Hunger Games

science fiction of the American writer Suzanne Collins, won the first place of The New York Times best-seller list. The book, which is “brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced1”, is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to participate in the Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV and has no choice but to make her own choice weighing survival against humanity and life against love. Although The Hunger Games is mostly considered as a popular science fiction appealing...

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Senior Author Study Essay

and emotional spectrum expanding. Some books will only appeal to a narrow group of people. Robert Cormier’s book, The Rag and Bone Shop, is not one of those. Although it is shelved among young adult fiction works, older readers should not be hesitant to try this book. Like other quality young adult fiction novels, Robert Cormier deftly avoids pitfalls such as pure juvenile themes; younger, flat, and thus un-relatable characters; and a shallow range of emotions. The Rag and Bone Shop is written...

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Catcher in the Rye

grown six and a half inches in the last year. He's a heavy smoker and wears his hair in a crew cut. People mistake him for being 13 even though he's 16 and has a headful of gray hair. Holden's appearance is that of an adolescent who's not just too young or too old for his age, but somehow both at once. Holden has just failed out of Pencey Prep. The only subject he passed was English, as he reads a lot on his own. The novel follows Holden's last few days at Pencey and the events that happen afterward...

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Peter Pan Generation Is Growing Up

There are no longer any adventures in library wonderlands in literature today, kids are forced to experience hard reality at a much younger age. Maria Tartar author of "No More Adventures In Wonderland" asserts the evolution of children’s and young adult villains in stories. Peter Pan, the lost boy, who never grew up, is one of her examples, giving Captain Cook a childish effect, J.M. Barrie (author of Peter Pan), gives the child the security that the good guys win the battle between the silly and playful adventure...

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