Thursday, April 06, 2006

Teens cashing in

Josh Getlin writes about teen authors taking the YA bookworld by storm for the LATimes. The question is, apparently, "why let a bunch of middle-aged people tell you what it's like to be an American teen?"
  • "'Why should I have to wait years to get a book deal?' asked Robyn Schneider, a Barnard College student from Irvine and author of the novel Better Than Yesterday, which will be published by Delacorte in 2007, and is aimed at both audiences. She describes the book, written when she was 18, as the tale of 'four top students at an elite East Coast boarding school [who] run away to Manhattan, fall in love and learn to take the SATs a little bit less seriously.'"

When you read the article, it is hard not to be impressed by these teen writers, but it must be noted that many of them have industry connections.