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drop everything and help me with my homework! yes? - YA fantasy and SF
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drop everything and help me with my homework! yes?
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rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: June 2nd, 2008 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and as for children who feel different escaping to different worlds, that one goes way back, even though it's not all Faerie. Heck, if you think about "Escape to Witch Mountain" falls into the category, and that was published in 1968.
labellementeuse From: labellementeuse Date: June 2nd, 2008 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! (and yeah, I know the escaping theme isn't a new one, but I do think it's, if not particular to YA fiction, particularly significant in it.)
rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: June 2nd, 2008 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't forget the upper edge of juvenile lit, as well as the stuff with the YA labels. Discovering that you are a hero/princess/special at adolescence or that you have access to a secret world is a fairly common theme in "coming of age" books.

If you can find them, and you're willing to go beyond "urban" hunt for Katherine Eliska Kimbriel's books "Night Calls" and "Kindred Rites" for a strong female character.
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