one of my many jedi-femme inspos ms luminara unduli
compare + contrast for the style con: series 9
“spice girl” photographed by nick knight (1997) x “raising her skirt” by malcolm t. liepke
Xiao Wen Ju
Tory Burch ss14 New York
It’s buffalo puckey, written by someone who, to judge by the books she cites, has barely even looked at YA literature. It’s like judging all of adult literature by 50 Shades of Gray, Killing Lincoln, and The Great Gatsby.
People need to read what they need to read. If reading YA fills their need of the moment, they are reading, are they not? If reading poetry, or non-fiction, or magazines, or mysteries, or romances, or short stories, or world literature, answers whatever itch is in their brains, more power to them.
People like that author, who is trying to shame people for reading what they like, are the same kinds of people who force kids to read books they dislike and don’t understand to the exclusion of everything else, until those kids stop reading. Which do you prefer, people who read what they like, even if you don’t get that genre’s appeal, or people who don’t read? Because a lack of readers is a growing problem in this country. I would rather have readers, even if all they read is technothrillers. (Speaking of books I don’t get.)
Choi Ara, Yoo Eunbi and Lee Haeun by Kim Jinyong for Low Classic Spring 2014 campaign
Raspberries - As Requested!