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YA lit in the NYT Again!

The New York Times is OBSESSED with dystopian young adult literature.  From what I see in the library, I’d say you are too.  The Times says these books offer a dark vision of “a world where civilization feels an awful lot like high school and everyone is under pressure to conform.”  Does this ring true to you?  Or is it just a whole lot of fun watching Katniss Everdeen triumph over the forces of evil?


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The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction

There is an interestig conversation going on at the New York Times about the trend towards dystopian fiction for young adults.

Check it out in RoomFor Debate:  The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction

Literature with dystopian themes is certainly popular here at AIS.  Is it escapism, or is it because you perceive that the world you are growing up into is a dark and dangerous place?  I’d love to know what you think.  /JD

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