But not this time.
I'm stating my one truth with the acknowledgement that maybe I see what I want to see...but in the end, I'm usually right.
Okay.Here goes:REALISTIC YOUNG ADULT FICTION IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE!
I hear rumblings on Twitter-editors/agents seeking emotional realistic books. I see such type novels receiving big time awards. And I'm putting it all together. Maybe I need to believe this because my novel is realistic. (Let's face it-I need something to keep me going.) But in all honesty, I feel it in my gut. My instinct is
screaming that the time has come for real, hard-core stories for teens.
And then I see a tweet by Judy Blume:
Screened Tiger Eyes yesterday in LA. Exciting to see it with audience. Not a dry eye in house. Not schmaltzy, but emotional.
|Original Cover from website Jezebel|
Holy FREAKING CRAP! If this movie does well it COULD change everything in the Young Adult literary world....if JUDY BLUME revives her timeless stories into a modern day movie, then the possiblities are endless. (If you can't already tell, she's one of my heroes-always has been and always will be.)
Maybe I'm overreacting...being too emotionally intense as usual. But right now, I do NOT care. Judy Blume is the epitome of everything I strive to be. And if she starts gaining popularity with this generation, I am SO following her lead!!