From the Archives: On the Tenth day of Christmas Vacation

December 31st, 2012

I’m all about raising a glass to ring in the New Year tonight! And I’m curious how you handle alcohol in YA novels. I have no doubt kids today (*shakes fist metaphorically*) are drinking, but do you feel showing it in a novel can feel natural and true? Or is the inclination always to show […]

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Good news!

May 4th, 2009

So much good news, it’s hard to decide which book jacket to showcase! Let’s go in order of pub date, shall we? The genius librarians at YALSA have nominated Ellen Booraem’s The Unnameables to the 2010 Best Books for Young Adult list. Blog readers may recall that I sat in on the discussion of the […]

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On the Tenth day of Christmas Vacation

December 31st, 2008

I’m all about raising a glass to ring in the New Year tonight! And I’m curious how you handle alcohol in YA novels. I have no doubt kids today (*shakes fist metaphorically*) are drinking, but do you feel showing it in a novel can feel natural and true? Or is the inclination always to show it as a bad choice, or something that leads to bad consequences?

Filled Under: Slushpile