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I see now that dismissing YA books because you’re not a young adult is a little bit like refusing to watch thrillers on the grounds that you’re not a policeman or a dangerous criminal, and as a consequence, I’ve discovered a previously ignored room at the back of the bookstore that’s filled with masterpieces I’ve never heard of.
Having a friend made everything else suck less.
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory (via bookoisseur)
"The cover art makes this look like a bleak book about survival. It is about survival, but The Impossible Knife of Memory is vivid, hopeful, and full of life. Anderson tackles tough subjects with her usual grace, avoiding the maudlin and cutting straight to the heart.”
"As a full-grown adult, I’ve gotten my fair share of dubious looks and halfhearted utterances regarding my young-adult reading habits—’Oh, yeah, you like Harry Potter? So does my 8-year-old nephew!’ ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling … ha-ha-ha-ha.’ I’ve heard the behind-the-back jibes as well as the to-my-face criticisms that adult fans of YA are stuck in some sad adolescent existence and, quite possibly, bringing down the collective IQ of our nation by reading below our grade level. Or that we’re just weird.”
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