Teen Fiction

Out Here

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

How often do young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer children or young adults see positive reflections of themselves and their lives in literature, in the media, on TV, or in films? When will they be featured in a documentary? When will they learn that they too are productive, welcomed, supported members of society who have bright futures ahead of them?

Book Covers: How Gender Is Not the Only Issue

Polly Courtney | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Courtney

The real issue is that publishers make some terrible assumptions about what men and women like to read (or ought to read). In an attempt to capitalise on the dwindling 'mass market' they have carved the reading population up by demographic and crudely assumed that each 'segment' is a homogenous group with similar tastes.

Teens Are Plugged in Readers

Megan Holm | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Megan Holm

I am in my late teens and I am dyslexic. When I was 10 years old I struggled to read and hated the books we studied in class as they were all so boring, but I loved the books my mum read to me and soon figured out that if I could read well enough I could read whatever I liked. Now I have a library of over 400 books on my iPod and read for an average of fourteen hours a week.

'Hunger Games' Casting Provokes Racist Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 26.05.2012 | Home

The release of Hunger Games has been marred by a series of racist tweets by viewers objecting the decision to cast an African-American girl as Rue, on...

What Is It About Twilight?

Jana G. Oliver | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jana G. Oliver

Otherworldly tales remain popular because they allow us to escape our everyday lives. For a few hours we can experience all the wonders of a new world, both the good and the bad. We can set aside the maths homework or that stack of reports waiting for us on our desk at work.