September 08, 2010

How to Endear Yourself to YA Writers Everywhere

From Tom Grimes's memoir, quoted here:

I began to consider the implications of having a book marketed as a baseball novel published by Disney. I imagined serious reviewers tossing it into a bin reserved for young adult novels, all of which ended with a World Series winning home run that completed the fairy tale season of a team of plucky underdogs.
I'm happy to join in the chorus of righteous YA indignation: grr. Shame on you, Tom. They don't all end that way. On the other hand, I'm quite confident that reviewers really do have such bins.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 8, 2010 03:18 AM | TrackBack