The Twilight series is something I have been wanting to talk about for some time now, but lacked the courage to do so. It is potentially one of the most openly hated books to come out of the 21st century (a position only recently overtaken by 50 Shades of Grey) and is still mocked to… Continue reading What the Backlash of “Twilight” Taught Me
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The “13 Reasons Why” Controversy
I read the book 13 Reasons Why in high school before this Netflix series came out and it's always stuck with me. From what I've read on social media, it would seem that the TV show has had the same effect and it's become a hit amongst teens and adults alike. However, like any good show, it… Continue reading The “13 Reasons Why” Controversy
Are Fairytale Reimaginings Becoming Unimaginative?
If you have perused a YA section of a bookstore in the last three years, then you've likely come across the cover of a fairytale reimagining. Perhaps one book tells the story of Cinderella, a valiant warrior, who loses her magical boot in the middle of a battle and an infatuated warlord must return it… Continue reading Are Fairytale Reimaginings Becoming Unimaginative?