LonCon3 #11: Kill the Parents (young adult)

Panellists: Todd McCaffreyLeigh BardugoSarah J MaasAmy McCullochSophia McDougall

The extreme measures we take to remove responsible adults in order to empower children in stories – whether it’s J.K. Rowling starting poor Harry off an orphan, or C.S. Lewis exiling an entire family to the country, or Suzanne Collins forcing Katniss Everdeen to become the adult in her mother’s own house… Panelists will discuss the importance, or lack thereof, of parents in YA stories.

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Source: http://literaryames.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/loncon3-11-kill-the-parents-young-adult