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[Unpopular Opinion] Children and Homosexuality

Recently I’ve been thinking about the implicit messages that children devour in media that is directed at them. What message do we send to  boys who watch Dora the Explorer when we make a spin-off show called Go Diego Go … Continue reading

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[Unpopular Opinion] “Guilty Pleasures”

I was recently “tagged” by Just Another Rabid Reader, and while I won’t be participating in the tag itself, I found the question she asked me really interesting: “What is your go-to “Guilty Pleasure” book?” Because, of course, I can’t … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: We’re gonna make you pop-u-lar!

As much as Galinda might disagree, popularity isn’t something gained by a new gown and hair style, especially when it comes to books. The trends of popularity aren’t easy to pick out.                    … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: Odd Man Out

Love triangles: they’re everywhere from books to television to movies and I am the worst at picking the guy who the protagonist is going to end up with. I don’t know if it’s because I instinctively root for the underdog … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: On Female Friendship…and Boys

Warning: contains spoilers for Something Borrowed (movie version), Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Matched series by Ally Condie, Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick , and Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Last week I talked about the lack of media … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: On Friendship with Boys

More and more it seems that YA fiction is focusing more on relationships and less on friendship and personal development. Yes, love is a wonderful thing, but it’s not the only relationship in someone’s life, but it’s the one we … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: Three Things

Here are three reasons why I hate the world right now. 1. Tennessee Senator tries to make it illegal to talk about homosexuality in school I don’t understand. How does a person like this even become a senator. HE THINKS … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: Reading YA from a feminist perspective

Once upon a time there was a girl who would read books, watch movies, television shows, and commercials, and listen to the radio and people speak and would think to herself: “Wow, that is actually sexist.” But when she would … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: The Hero and The Heroine

When most people think of the meaning of hero, they think of something like this:

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Unpopular Opinion: YA Heroine Tourney

It is pretty obvious that the individual is, in general, smarter than the many. I mean if you put Sherlock Holmes up against a group of police man, Sherlock is going to take the case. You take an average, single … Continue reading

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