Data Obsessed

The weblog of an almost-librarian interested in special, corporate, and government librarianship, with occasional forays into technology and anime-related geekiness.

Monday, October 18, 2004

hey, I'd like a reservation at the lizard motel

My roommate has been reading Barbara Feinberg's Welcome to the Lizard Motel this semester as part of her youth services class, and now Whitney Joiner from Salon has an article on it here.

Have to say I'm with Whitney on this one. Many young adult books may deal with dark themes, but that's part of why the best of them resonate with us. Because they reflect life, and there's something about them that we can relate to. And what's wrong with characters facing things like death and peer pressure in books anyway?

Guess what: real kids face those same things.

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