EDUCATE: to develop mentally, morally, or aesthetically especially by instruction.
EDGY: Daring, provocative, or trend-setting.
EDGYCATE: to provide information in a provocative and unconventional manner.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The lack of posts may suggest that I’m MIA this summer, however I’m simply RYA this summer. Yes, I’m Reading Young Adult fiction. Voraciously, I may say.
My young adult appetite has grown due to my impending job as an at-risk high school counselor. As I ready myself (if that’s even possible) for the counseling task at hand, I find myself turning to literature and wondering how, and if I can use books to touch young people and make them contemplate their life beyond their limited viewpoint?
There is something so raw and real about a novel that captures the angst and confusion of adolescence. There is something so comforting about feeling like someone else understands. There is something special about young adult fiction.