Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Tue May 15 01:38:35 EDT 2007

Applegate is an unsung Genius.

I Adore her Everworld books, think Remnants some of the best sf ever written
for children and recommend to you all her romance novel, Sharing Sam (by
Katherine Applegate). the only romance for teens about polyamory I've ever
come across,


On 15/05/07, Kyra Jucovy <klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu> wrote:
> 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
> fascinating!
> 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."
> > Farah
>                                                 ---Kyra
> ---
> "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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