In a hundred years, some scholar will look at young adult fiction for the current generation and think that these kids have a problem. I mean, everybody is dead. A quick read-through of the American Literary Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults list shows a serious preponderance of dead parents, dead siblings and vengeful spirits. The overwhelming favorite young adult novels of the past several years feature vampires and a young girl who wants nothing more than to be victimized by them. Good Lord,... More >>>