Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
How the modern girl is percieved in YA books
I have read a multitude of young adult books with the same type of girl as the leading lady – plain, smart, unseen and yet also beautiful. These books also have a multitude of stereotypes – the goth, the best friend, the cheerleader, the smart girl, the "different" girl. How accurate are the descriptions given in YA books? Are the stereotypes pointed out in books counterproductive to the growth of the modern woman? How might these books impact on young women who see themselves as fitting into a certain stereotype – especially if that stereotype is construed as negative by the author?