Morgan's Reviews > From Romance to Realism: 50 Years of Growth and Change in Young Adult Literature

From Romance to Realism by Michael Cart
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Apr 28, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction, owned
Read from April 28 to May 24, 2011

Some interesting points, but I felt like his chapters could be written as bullet points--his paragraphs were so short and choppy, it was hard to really get "into" this book. Some paragraphs were only 1 or 2 sentences long! That bothered me, as short paragraphs like that are usually a sign of sloppy writing--he needed to expand his paragraphs more or combine them.

It also bothered me that most of the books and authors quoted were white. Overall, though, he is one of only a few "scholars" (still not sure what his credentials are) to explore the beginnings and importance of yal.

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