There seem to be two streams of New Adult fiction- the racier, romance narrative (see Cora Carmack and Abbi Glines), and the darker, grittier narrative about that messy time between 18-24. Fan Girl belongs in the later category, chronicling the freshman year of an introverted fan fiction writer. Cath and her sister Wren represent two … Continue reading Thoughts on Fan Girl and New Adult: A Cure for the Freshman Ills?
In this hard-hitting, dark exploration of toxic relationships Tamaki nails the experience of first year university- the good and the bad- with teens gone a little crazy on freedom and alcohol. Allison has good parents, great potential, but a dark past. When she enters her first year at university she is bewildered, unimpressed, and disconnected … Continue reading Painfully Honest: (You) Set Me on Fire Review