Are you ever too old for Young Adult fiction? We say no, and the nine authors included in this collection agree. The books that helped us chart our course to adulthood deserve to be reread and reexamined. Young and Reckless brings together some of our favorite pieces from our Young Adult section, plus two new pieces.
Sarah Mesle: YA Fiction and the End of Boys
Cylin Busby: What's Wrong with a Happy Childhood?
Jenny Hendrix: Afterlife of Tin-Tin
Ned Vizzini: A Grosser Power: A Contrarian Look at the Hunger Games
Bennett Madison: Weetzie Bat Meets the Genie
Laura Goode: Dead or Straight: The Conundrum of the Lesbian Coming-of-Age Story
Janelle Brown: Absolutely Squiffling: Growing Up With Roald Dahl
Marie Rutkoski: The Nature of Cinderella
Jack Zipes: Into the Woods Again and Again: The Profound Legacy of the Grimms’ Tales