Chen Hannah Hannah itibaren Arıkbaşı Bucağı, 58300 Arıkbaşı Bucağı/Divriği/Sivas, Türkiye
Very good, once again, Nora Roberts tells a compelling and chilling real to life ghost story. Very good stuff.
This book is "Harrison Bergeron" except it's 300 pages long, written in highly annoying teen-speak, and is post-internet, -i.m., and -targeted marketing. Also post-gravity. I've decided not to mention the obvious connection to "Harrison Bergeron" to anyone in my "Adolescents and Literature" class and see whether anyone brings it up. I'd say odds are 10:1 nobody mentions it. If anyone cares to make this more interesting, please be in touch. Also -- one of the premises of this class is that adolescence is a cultural construction and that we as educators(-to-be) should look for ways to overcome "confident characterizations" of adolescents, such as "adolescents are hormone-driven" and "adolescents are peer-oriented." (It also goes without saying that since this post-structuralist critique is also post-colonialist and post-feminist, we also have to think of every culturally prescribed aspect of adolescence as normatively "gendered" and "raced" to the "middle-class white male." So if you ask an adolescent to sit down, you are a bigot.) What this book indicated to me, however, was that as far into the future as we can imagine, adolescents are, and will continue to be, doofuses. By the way, I have to create annotated bibliographies of materials that could be used in the teaching of these texts -- e.g. related texts, films, criticism, artworks, lesson ideas -- so if you have any thoughts on dystopian novels, please share.