‘Another Tough Assignment’ (2018)

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For the life of me I can’t remember the actual name of this book. It has been blotted out of my mind. So you’ll just have to settle for the pseudonymn I gave it: Deeply Neurotic People with Feminism Thrown In. 

Another Tough Assigment

One of the major problems with Young Adults fiction these days is, it’s written by rather shallow adults who just don’t have a clue. Not that this one was badly written; but it was very badly thought out. They think they understand teenagers. Heaven help us.

Anyhow, this post generated a lively discussion which you may enjoy revisiting. And if I can ever remember the name of this tomfool book, I’ll come back and edit it in.

6 comments on “‘Another Tough Assignment’ (2018)

  1. Looks more like an advertisement for an old sci-fi film, The Crawling Eye (I think!). It was rather well done for the 50s.

  2. Hey as long as you keep your politics out of the equation I can agree with you on something, Lee. It shouldn’t be rocket science as to how to write a a good YA book if the author just follows one guiding principle; write from experience.
    If they write from a time in their lives, in their shoes, how they thought or reacted to a situation, then it should come out as a well thought out piece. But, it’s as if they forgot how to be a kid or teenager. It’s not the same as when we all became adults with life experiences to guide us. We had to learn hard lessons in life, and that my friend is what these so-called YA authors lack.

    1. Well, I write fantasy/adventure, so I’m certainly not writing what I know. The thing that really gets me is adults throwing teenage slang around because they don’t know what else to do. Those books, 20 years from now, will be unreadable.

      BTW, I take pride in having been able to keep politics out of my novels.

    2. P.S.–Yes, they have forgotten what it was like to be a kid or teenager. I suspect they watch too much television and see too many movies.

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