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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wondering, Wandering Young Adults

A recent post from John Hornor, writing about his:

...unapologetic love for John Bellairs books. Bellairs was really a precursor to all these magical orphan YA novels you see coming out, the Potter books, the Lemony Snicket. Bellairs, to me, established a tone remarkable for its clarity and quirky characters decades before J.K. Rowling cobbled together Hogwarts from the stones of previous fantastic worlds.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Youth That He Cannot Endure In His Age

Ann Downer-Hazell recently shared some thoughts on John's books, which have become part of her evening reading ritual: