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How Reality Became The Hot New Thing In YA

Posted at 6:23AM Wednesday 11 Jun 2014

Contemporary, realistic YA fiction is, of course, as old as YA itself: S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders (1967) is frequently cited as the book that kickstarted the category, and the pioneering work of Robert Cormier in the 1970s was contemporary, gritty, and firmly rooted in real-world settings.

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