Tag Archives: YA

YA fiction and oversexualisation

Yesterday, Young Adult fiction author Sarah McCarry exclusively shared the cover for her upcoming novel, About a Girl, with MTV. The cover features two girls kissing, and MTV believe that ‘images like this need to become the norm’. I think images like that are already the norm, and teens especially seem to be becoming more accepting of people’s sexual preferences. However, I don’t think that kissing needs to feature on a book cover. Continue reading

‘Social talent’

A recent article in the Guardian inspired me two write a blog post about the future of publishing with regards to YouTubers. For those who are unsure, a ‘YouTuber’ is really anyone who uses or publishes videos on YouTube, but the label now mainly seems to refer to the stars of YouTube – Zoe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, and Tyler Oakley to name a few. Continue reading