aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

What do you think of this article about YA publishing?

Check out this article in School Library Journal. Does she have a point or points? I think she is confusing some things. I don't think Catcher in the Rye was published as a YA. So she is confusing books with teen characters as being the same things as YA books. Laura Whitcomb's A Certain Slant of Light was not even originally written as a YA - but the publisher chose to market it as one because of the character's ages. And I think teens have always been drawn to fantasy, like The Dark is Rising, which came out in the 70s. So that's nothing new.

Do you think this article says anything meaningful or it it just a clever way to sell more copies of her book?

One thing I don't have any quibbles about is her picks for reading on a desert island.

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