Dystopias are the hot, newish trend in the teen world; they've become so popular they're bumping vampires down a few notches in the bestseller lists. But are they just a passing fad?
Author Laurie Halse Anderson talks about Speak, Wesley Scroggins and Banned Books Week, and the importance of talking about sexual assault with our kids.
Rumors about casting Katniss, the olive-skinned, grey-eyed heroine of the YA sensation The Hunger Games have been flying around the interwebs and one name, Chloe Moretz, keeps popping up. There’s just one problem: Moretz is fair, blonde, and has green eyes.
Celebrate Banned Books Week by speaking out: tell Wesley Scroggins that Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Speak' is not pornography.
The characters throughout are, for the most part, miserable, with the gay characters the most miserable of all.
Playwright Brooke Berman talks to PopMatters about the experience of writing and publishing her first prose work, No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments.
Sin, death, and the devil appear to be popular themes in the world of superstitions and old wives tales.
Who was the watermelon man of Jack Kerouac's great Lowell-fantasy novel, 'Dr. Sax'?
A story of a family’s twisted relationship to fire and the protagonist's gradual recognition of his legacy.
Historically, so-called women’s fiction is a bit of a mess. The Bronte sisters, studied in literature and MFA programs the world over, were forced to publish under male pseudonyms, while authors such as Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, who enjoyed some success in their respective periods, were still condescended to.