Teenagers reading about rebellion? It’s not as bad as you may think.

Perhaps the most defining feature of YA dystopias, and other young adult stories set in cruel and unjust societies, is revolution. Unlike non-YA dystopias like The Handmaid's Tale, these are not mere personal stories of grief and suffering, but stories about changing the world. It's easy to see why these books have such appeal to teenagers. … Continue reading Teenagers reading about rebellion? It’s not as bad as you may think.

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All the Rage, by Courtney Summers

I didn't want to read All the Rage. Or rather, I did, but I was afraid to. Everything I'd read about it said it was a difficult book, a painful book, but a necessary one. It took me nearly a fortnight to pick it up after getting it from the library, and then I ploughed … Continue reading All the Rage, by Courtney Summers