Tuesday, February 1, 2011

More on Bitch's YA 100 list

Tender MorselsWhoa.  Ok, so when I just posted about Bitch's YA feminist list earlier, I was not even aware that it was controversial.  Apparently, they initially included Margo Lanagan's Tender Morsels, and then removed it after some objections.  Yeah, it's a boldish choice, depending how you define bold.  It's one of those gazillions of books that non-YA readers can't believe even exist for younger readers. But a lot of the adult discomfort comes from a false memory and/or wishful thinking of a youthful innocence that has never existed.  Kid's know more than some people want to think they do.  Tender Morsel's is brilliant and important, because of (not in spite of) its uncomfortable moments.  Not cool, Bitch.

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