So, apparently the Wall Street Journal posted an article about how bad YA Fiction is and the negative consequences it has on the teenage society.
I don't think the author of this article - or The Wall Street Journal - was prepared for the voices of the teenage society they attacked. I don't think they thought that much of us to expect a rebuttal.
Not only is the Wall Street Journal's article's author incorrect (which is a huge understatement) of the books that line Barnes & Noble shelves and walls of our bedrooms, but they actually hurt us and many YA authors with their unkind words. The article's author is obviously ignorant and so is the mother that walked into that Barnes &Noble. There are bad books in EVERY genre, but she decided to focus only on that and assume that the entire YA section of the world is like that. Well, you know what happens when you assume....
Anyway, this blog post wasn't meant for my personal comments ( even though I just failed at that, but I think that pales in comparison to the failure of Mrs. Gurdon's WSJ article). I wrote this to show you all the already amazing posts by two teenagers.
Here are the two standouts that I've read and love. Enjoy!
WORD for Teens