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Due to the commercial success of Hinton's novels, young adult literature has become a popular genre. Educators are divided as to whether this is a good development. Some assert that it panders to a poor education system in which teachers are so desperate to foster literacy skills that they use such "easy" texts. Other commentators and librarians applaud that fact that young adults want to read these books. What do you think? What are your favorite young adult books?

In an article for the New York Times in 1967, Hinton wrote:

You've heard of people reading the symptoms of a disease, and then suddenly developing the disease.  Well, you can't pick up a magazine or a newspaper that doesn't declare that teen-agers are rebellious, over-worked, over-pampered, under-privileged, smart, stupid and sex-crazed No wonder some develop the symptoms.

Reflecting on the book and on your own experience...

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