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A collection of essays

YA Essentials

John Green and the gift of learning and empathy in TFIOS

John Green and the gift of learning and empathy in TFIOS

Literature Major At university, I studied English Literature and as you may assume, I happened upon my fair share of pretentiousness. For the most part, I could grit my teeth and think happy thoughts. Sometimes, however, it truly bothered me. “As long we don’t study […]

The Knife of Never Letting Go and Rethinking Masculinity

The Knife of Never Letting Go and Rethinking Masculinity

*If you intend to read this fabulous novel in the future, perhaps leave this article for later* The Knife of Never Letting Go reshapes and grapples with preconceived ideas of masculinity in heroes. Young Adult fiction has tremendous power, shaping the minds of the younger […]