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Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Rebekah Fitzsimmons and Casey Alane Wilson

Abstract

While the critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, the texts selected for discussion in both classrooms and scholarship has remained static and small. Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give dominate conversations among scholars and critics—but they are far from the only texts in need of analysis. Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction offers a necessary remedy to this limited perspective by bringing together a series of essays about ... More

Keywords: bestsellers, diverse books, subgenres, blockbuster books, young adult literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496827135
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebekah Fitzsimmons, editor
Carnegie Mellon University

Casey Alane Wilson, editor
Francis Marion University

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