Download e-book for iPad: 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler

By Janet Gurtler

Morgan isn t overjoyed to take a summer time task on the neighborhood entertainment park. Her large sizzling supervisor, Caleb makes it bearable, though...until she will get fired. See, this is often precisely why she prefers to stick domestic and hang around on-line. on-line, not anyone ever has to work out her blush or fight to assert simply the suitable factor. whilst Morgan s mother will get unwell, and confesses in a second of weak point that Morgan s dad isn't really lifeless, Morgan needs to locate the braveness to discover existence outdoor the digital international and pass after her father. She catches a trip from Caleb, the boy who lately fired her from her task and who seems to be an not likely best friend. What Morgan discovers forces her to reassess who she quite is and the way she chooses to narrate to the realm.

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K. Rowling series is typically filed in the Juvenile Fiction section of public libraries based on the age of the protagonist in the book (at least at the start of the series). The mixture of narratives that were being written for an aging, teen audience and a budding film franchise helped Potter become a beacon for young adult literature being accepted by a mainstream and adult audience. Fast forward more than a decade later, and the results of this work are staggering. A 2012 market research report, “Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age” (Bowker Market Research) found that the majority of YA consumers are 18 years or older.

If bookstores only display the prominent titles being released, it is difficult for young people to truly find the books that speak to them; instead they must bend to meet the garroting options of a modern capitalist market. This form of push marketing offers consumers little opportunity for exploration, personal inquiry, or choice in the book buying market. From a theoretical stance, capitalism can be read and interpreted and is something that can be discussed and explored with young people in varied contexts.

Particularly when looking at how books like I am Number Four are marketed, the content that consumers received is never just created by one author. How readers foster relationships with their books is something that is intentionally crafted and honed in books through design, marketing, and online engagement. A successful book franchise will foster a relationship with its book buying audience over years. With such high value placed on reader engagement, the editorial decisions of YA books are anything but singular.

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