Sex is laced with love in Ellen Hopkins’s latest novel

Good and bad, love comes with consequences. Ellen Hopkins’s latest young adult novel, Tilt, hit bookstores across the country earlier this week. As can be expected, the novel is written from the perspective of three teenagers: Mikayla, Shane and Harley. Mikayla can handle anything as long her boyfriend, Dylan, is by her side. Reckless and […]

Save the Pearls – Unintentional, but still Racist

“Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden”, Victoria Foyt’s Young Adult dystopian book, is title that does not imply the black-dominated post apocalyptic world she attempts to write. After what appears to be a disaster caused by global warming and radiation, darker skin offers protection, and the caste system reverses. Apart from many instances that show a lack […]

Young Adult Covers Depict Death as Beautiful

(From Rachel Stark’s article) What do recent Young Adult books all have in common, apart from having beautiful people falling in love at an early age? Book covers featuring the teenage heroines in a picturesque background, serene in the embrace of death – a first impression that is meant to portray the epitome of an […]