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Posts Tagged: teenage girls

Girl Power: Quan Barry’s We Ride Upon Sticks

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But this is We Ride Upon Sticks: someone’s perm falls out, someone becomes prom queen.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Chelsea Bieker

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Chelsea Bieker discusses her debut novel, GODSHOT.

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Ode to Girlhood: Olivia Gatwood’s Life of the Party

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The world that suffocates girls still has a lot to learn from them.

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Doing This Wild Thing: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leesa Cross-Smith discusses her new story collection, SO WE CAN GLOW.

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Saying What Shouldn’t Be Said: A Conversation with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, why writing about teenage girls is the most serious thing in the world, and finding truths in fiction.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, a short story in the new issue of Cosmonauts Avenue turns the flashlight onto a slumber party, and not the fantasy pillow-fight and popcorn kind, but the more true-to-life kind, complete with paranormal library books, urban legends, sneaking out, and scaring the crap out of each other. “Bunny Man” by Simone Person tells […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, the writers and books that influenced it, tackling addiction with compassion, and the magic of teenage girls.

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“It’s Always Condescending and Insulting”

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At Rookie, wunderkind Tavi Gevinson’s website for teenage girls, Hazel Cills has a magnificent defense of teenage girls’ taste, which explains why adult male critics are the last people who should be passing judgment on media for young women. When you applaud or critique a young girl’s taste based on how well or badly it aligns […]

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