klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Tue May 15 01:27:05 EDT 2007
On Tue, 15 May 2007, Farah Mendlesohn wrote:
> A lot of children's fiction (and even more so "ensemble" YA fiction) uses
> avatars: these are relatively hollow characters given a set of attributes
> who children can then inhabit as they are moved around the story. K. A.
> Applegate uses these particularly well in her teen fantasy series Everworld
> (if you haven't read these, they are serious, scary and intense--just
> amazing in fact).
Goodness! The _Animorphs_ woman? Just amazing? Really? That's
I should note that I was so surprised by this recommendation that I ran
over to check out the Wikipedia article on this series, and as soon as I
read what the premise of the series was, my first thought was, "okay, that
_does_ sound potentially really good."
"Pelops sulks. He walks with the others down into the kitchen and gets in
the stew pots. 'I hate you,' he says. 'You're ruining my life.'"
---Rebecca Sean Borgstrom, _Hitherby Dragons_
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