Top Shelf Tuesday BONUS: Andrew Karre on the Invention of the Teen Age

March 29, 2011

I’m hosting this brilliant dude over at the YA Contemps blog today.

If you don’t know Andrew Karre or his work yet, you should, and if you’re an author with the chance to work with him, TAKE IT.

Here’s a snippet:

…You know that “the teenager” is an invention, right? The very concept of adolescence as a stage of life is a construct under constant review by scientists, marketers, and, of course, artists. What it means to be a teenager is a moving target, and every contemporary YA novel, every book with a teenage character, is a push in one direction or another.

Swing by if you have a chance, and tell ’em I sent ya!

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