Sarah Dessen: From Burritos to Box Office - Studies in Young Adult Literature 16 (Hardback)
  • Sarah Dessen: From Burritos to Box Office - Studies in Young Adult Literature 16 (Hardback)
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Sarah Dessen: From Burritos to Box Office - Studies in Young Adult Literature 16 (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 15/10/2004
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A criticism of the writing of Sarah Dessen, a writer whose fiction for adolescents features strong female protagonists and the relationships they develop, and how those relationships help to determine who one is and what one becomes. Dessen's novels explore the complexity of human relationships between and among characters, undermines gender expectations, develops the themes of self-perception and identity, creates eccentric and memorable secondary characters, and uses humor to help readers bear the angst of teenage life.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810853256
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 221 x 165 x 17 mm


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This reviewer is hopeful that with the ongoing publication of literary criticism that concerns itself with young adult literature, more teachers will realize that they can teach this genre with the same serious questions and results traditionally reserved for the canon. Glenn's book is an excellent example of the kind of meaning-making exploration that students can examine in a work of literature written for adolescents....Informative and lively, this text sets the perfect tone for understanding the complex character of the creation of fiction. Middle school through high school students will find Glenn's book a useful research tool. * VOYA *
Glenn...analyzes the themes running through the six novels for adolescents that Sara Dessen has published in the last eight years, particularly the definition of relationships, the search for personal identity, and the role of community. The 2003 movie How to deal is based on Dessen's first two novels. * Reference and Research Book News *

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