Posts Tagged: teens

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #57: Jesse Ball

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It can be hard to describe a Jesse Ball novel. They’re willfully strange, dark and puzzling, but the pieces aren’t always designed to fit together. Instead, each of his books, which are always written in the first person, have a tendency to take the reader into the heads of the lead characters, which is often […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Review: Little Minnie at the Movies

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Being a teenager sucks. It’s not pretty or nice or sweet or kind.

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YA Fiction Feud

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This weekend twitter hosted a feud on the subject of young adult fiction, spurred by Meghan Cox Gurdon’s article in the Wall Street Journal, detailing the perils of contemporary young adult fiction. According to Gurdon, young adult fiction “can be like a hall of fun-house mirrors, constantly reflecting back hideously distorted portrayals of what life […]

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Books and Happiness

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A study published in this month’s Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine suggests that bookish teens tend to be less depressed than those who immerse themselves in the trendy deluge of mainstream media. The act of reading requires creativity and mental engagement that may be harder for depressed people to handle, rather than mindlessly listening […]

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