Targeted at readers 12 to 18 years old, it sprang into being near the end of the turbulent decade of the s—in , to be specific, a year that saw the publication of two seminal novels for young readers: S. Hinton and Lipsyte clearly were writing a new kind of novel for young adults—one of unsparing contemporary realism that met a need articulated by Hinton herself in a passionate article in The New York Times Book Review published on August 27, Teenagers today want to read about teenagers today. The world is changing, yet the authors of books for teen-agers are still 15 years behind the times. In the fiction they write, romance is still the most popular theme with a horse and the girl who loved it coming in a close second.
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Ann Anderson is a freelance writer, teacher, actor and director. Her articles and essays have appeared in Stage Directions, Prevention and Health, among many other publications. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
For most teens, prom night is the biggest night of their high school lives. Some things like who makes out with whom, and who gets voted prom queen can't be planned for. But for everything else there's The Prom Book.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? My hope is to encourage parents as they help their daughters navigate through the prickly forest of "Girl World. We will look beyond the thorns, twisted paths and shadows to see the light at the edge of the forest. The light that is waiting for them even though it may seem far away.