Tag Archives: boys

There’s been a lot of talk lately on diversity (or lack thereof) in books. And while this is an important topic to address, it started me thinking about something just as perplexing. The portrayal of girls and boys in books. … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Tharp,     Several weeks ago (I’m sorry, I’ve been incredibly busy—-it has nothing to do with the readability of your book), I picked up THE SPECTACULAR NOW because I heard it mentioned somewhere online. As someone who … Continue reading

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As a children’s librarian, I hear a lot of what young people are looking for when they come to the library. And there are many young readers out there who are transitioning from Middle Grade books to Young Adult—and not … Continue reading

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    I write about boys. A lot.  In fact, most of my main characters are boys.  I guess I’m interested in how boys think and what they might do in certain situations, because really, I don’t know. Most of … Continue reading

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      By the way, I LOOOOOVE John Green and in NO WAY do I want him to stop writing boys like he does.  Besides, who would want to read an entire book where some guy talks about his … Continue reading

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