Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Didn't I just talk about this?

OK, it's not enough to write columns about kids having to read too many depressing books, now someone wants to mandate happy endings.

Can I have the job of defining "happy"? Because for me, The Little Mermaid (yes, even the Disney version) would be right out.

seen first at Big A, little a.

1 comment:

  1. people need to step away from the crazy juice.

    don't like sad endings? do a little research first, then don't read that book. Myself? I ONLY read sad, dramatic, melancholy, terrifying, depressing books when I was a pre-teen/teen. Well... even now I prefer the shadow to the sunshine and light ending.