Best of 2001
hallieod at indigo.ie
Wed Jan 16 17:18:32 EST 2002
Sallyo replying to Deborah:
> > Hmm. ObDWJ: Actually the only ObDWJ I can think of is an
>> entirely new thread. See, that story in Sluggy is a little too
>> violent for my taste, which gets me to thinking ... what *is* an
>> appropriate age group for Dark Lord of Derkholm? I mean, what
>> happens to Shona is so horrific, and is barely dealt with.
>I always think of DL, DS and SWM as adult, but YOTG seems younger. DWJ
>writes for at least four different ages.
Yes, and they're not fixed in stone either - different things upset
different people. (Now there's a profound and original insight!
Sorry.) I read Becca DLoD when it came out (so she was 13-ish), and
she was fine with the Shona bit, but very upset by Derk's and Mara's
relationship (avoiding spoilers here.) Hexwood is always considered
YA, but personally I find it more upsetting than DL. I've read
neither to Cara, who loved F&H a year or two ago, and also liked YotG
So to answer D's question another way, I'd consider it YA, with
caveats about what is likely to get at a particular ya.
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