young adult

  • Author Spotlight: TJ Klune and Queer-Centric Fiction

    Fiction is a space where we can pick up our swords — metal or laser — and take up arms against the forces of evil alongside our trustee steeds or intergalactic troupes. Limits are nonexistent in the written worlds we chose to escape to. We can become anyone, but at the core of those characters, we secretly hope to find a small part of ourselves — a small proof that we have something in common with the heroes we idolize.

  • Screen Savor: Love Trumps Hate

    Movie adaptations of Y/A (young adult) novels have been growing in popularity since the early 1980s when books by S.E. Hinton, including “The Outsiders”, “That Was Then…This Is Now” and “Rumblefish”, hit the big screen. In later years, the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” cinematic franchises took the genre to another level. For a while there, film adaptations of dystopian Y/A fiction, including “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” series were dominating. But the recent dismal failures of “The Darkest Minds” and “A Wrinkle in Time” indicate that that trend has (thankfully) come to an end. Instead, the dystopian future has been traded for the bleak present.