Fake Geek Girls
Episode 27

Young Adult Literature

Melissa Brinks published on

We’re back with episode 27, discussing The Lunar Chronicles, #MorallyComplicatedYA, and why this genre gets so much flack. Why is dystopian fiction so appealing? Is YA really dominated by women writers? Should adults feel guilty about reading books for younger audiences? 

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What Missy's Been Up To:


  • Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle
  • Beyond: A Queer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster and Taneka Stotts


  • Ex Machina
  • Outlander
  • Mockingjay Pt. 2

What Merri’s Been Up To:


  • Arrow
  • Agents of Shield
  • Mockingjay Pt. 2
  • Star Wars Rebels

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Reductive Approach to YA Revisited: Contemporary YA & Generosity to Readers by Kelly with Stacked Books

A Closer Look at the New York Times YA Bestsellers List, Part 1 by Kelly with Stacked Books

No, The Fault in Our Stars Is Not Young-Adult Fiction’s Savior by Mary Ann Badavi

Yes, Adults Should be Embarrassed to Read Young Adult Books by Ruth Graham

YA Debut Gets Six-Figure Deal, Sold to 16 Territories and Jerry Bruckheimer by Sue Corbett

Interview with author of The Cruelty, S. Bergstrom! by The Pen Muse

Weird Feminism: The Bergstrom Storm by Laura Tims

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