Wednesday, August 01, 2007

But Do We Need Another Boarding School Novel?

Today Salon carries a review of The Headmaster Ritual by Taylor Antrim. Since I'm still waiting to recover after having read Looking for Alaska, I won't be rushing out to hunt for Ritual.

Speaking of Looking for Alaska, check out this review I just stumbled upon at Bookslut from back in 2005. It begins with "John Green’s debut novel Looking for Alaska has been labeled as “young adult” fiction. This is surprising because the book is so very engaging, mature, and complex."

Yikes! Does that sound to anyone else as if the reviewer is saying that YA isn't "engaging, mature, and complex?"

It ends with "Green handles the slippery subject matter with grace and humor and this book transcends its genre of young adult fiction to be a fine book that anyone will enjoy."




Blogger Reading Fool said...

::steam coming out of ears:: Could it be any more condescending?

9:45 PM  
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