Movie Review: Paper Towns

Unlike a lot of people who get upset when they see a book they enjoy is being made into a movie, I enjoy watching movie versions of books I’ve read. I treat the movie as its own separate entity and respect it as an interpretation of the original work. I also have fun comparing them…

The Kids Are All Right: TFIOS, YA Fiction and Literary Snobbery

As someone who reads and writes children’s and YA fiction, I’ve learned to have a sense of humor when I tell people about my taste in literature. When academic programs don’t recognize the validity of what you want to write, and when pop culture in general doesn’t take your targeted demographic seriously (because it’s always…