Fairytales have a simple formula, princess in trouble, prince save princess, right? Not anymore. And “Dealing with Dragons” does a good job of that.
It is clearly written for kids. 366 more words
One of my favorite things about being an adult is rediscovering beloved books and characters from childhood. Now in my 30s, as I’ve read back through some of my favorite YA books I’ve noticed a penchant for a particular sort of female character: girls and women who were not content to work within the confines society (or men) laid out for them, or girls and women who made a difference to the outcome of the story, not just as the arm candy of some dude, but who saved the day themselves, or were necessary components in the shaping or reshaping of the world they inhabited. 1,423 more words