A Year in Review: Top Literary Moments of 2017

Literarily speaking, 2017 was packed with as much drama as a bestselling novel. We saw dire dystopian books fly off the shelves, a piece of short fiction break the internet, and a trollish alt-right personality battle it out with an ex-publisher. There was scandalous “bestseller” manipulation—caught red-handed in real time—and gloves torn off for the…

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Diversity, Intersectionality, and Inclusivity: #YANeedsMore

Yesterday the hashtag #YANeedsMore started trending, and we jumped in to watch the conversation unfold. We are ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ing the #YANeedsMore tweets! — eNotes (@enotes) July 23, 2015 Not surprising was the number of calls for more intersectionality and diversity; we were pleasantly surprised by the rich insight, feedback, ideas, and personal experiences from hundreds of young adult, and proper…

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Ode to Adolescence and Maybe John Green: #VeryRealisticYA Gets Real

If there’s one thing we love here at eNotes it’s literature. We also love wit, and the latest trending hashtag combined both. Last week #VeryRealisticYA began trending and the results were nothing short of hilarious and harshly truthful. The YA (young-adult) fiction genre is alluring and entertaining for many audiences, but can be melodramatic and oftentimes unrealistic. The hashtag…

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Young Adult Classics “The Giver” and “Tiger Eyes” as Major Motion Pictures

There is good news for young adults (and parents) who are tired of lifeless, often commercially-oriented films. Two classic novels for young people, Lois Lowry’s The Giver  is in production and Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes was released in 2012. Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, Lowry’s The Giver is often required reading in junior high and it is one novel…

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