Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday, Quote Day!

Why do so many of us seem to want to read a YA book simply to detect niggling errors of accuracy or “inappropriate” vocabulary—whether too difficult or too dirty—in tiny parts, instead of reading a book as a whole to feel how exciting, poignant, or provocative it is. (Provocative, by the way, is good.)

From Bruce Brooks' Introduction to M. Aronson's, Exploding the myths: The truth about teenagers and reading. (p. x)

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