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Tag: Young Adult

Anne Rice Meets J.K. Rowling

I’ve been down with a bad sinus infection for the past week or so, limiting my normally busy summer routine. On the plus side, I’ve been able to do a lot of reading. One of my students recommended the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and I haven’t been able to put it down. In the […]

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1984 for the Google Generation

One of the most interesting things happening in the field of young adult literature is the “rewriting” of canonical classics for a young adult audience. The most deliberate of these rewrites is probably Jake Reinvented by Gordon Korman, a retelling of The Great Gatsby in high school setting. In Korman’s work, characters parallel Fitzgerald’s in […]

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