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Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

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Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction
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Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

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(Critical Approaches to Children's Literature) 1st ed. 2019 Edition 

by Elisabeth Rose Gruner (Author) 

This book examines the way young adult readers are constructed in a variety of contemporary young adult fictions, arguing that contemporary young adult novels depict readers as agents. Reading, these novels suggest, is neither an unalloyed good nor a dangerous ploy, but rather an essential, occasionally fraught, by turns escapist and instrumental, deeply pleasurable, and highly contentious activity that has value far beyond the classroom skills or the specific content it conveys. After an introductory chapter that examines the state of reading and young adult fiction today, the book examines novels that depict reading in school, gendered and racialized reading, reading magical and religious books, and reading as a means to developing civic agency. These examinations reveal that books for teens depict teen readers as doers, and suggest that their ability to read deeply, critically, and communally is crucial to the development of adolescent agency.

Year:
2019
Pages:
199
Language:
English
Format:
PDF
Size:
1 MB
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN-10:
1137539232
ISBN-13:
978-1137539236
ASIN:
B07RYCQL4Y
Tag:
Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction