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Mal Peet – Pushing Barriers for Young Readers

Australian newspaper The Age published an interesting article about British author Mal Peet this weekend.

Peet hates the title of “young-adult writer” and vehemently opposes comments about books being too ambitious, philosophical or complex for a teenage novel.  “It’s like saying teenage fiction is a feast of the second best; because your readers are young they have to be given simple, straightforward, spoonfed, cliched bollocks,” he says.

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