Younger's superb overview of young adult books on body image and female sexuality in young adult literature has much to recommend it. . . . This guidebook to females in young adult literature is highly recommended. (American Reference Books Annual
Drawing on a diverse set of texts spanning almost 70 years - including well-known classics, novels now out of print, and series fiction - she makes a compelling case for the cultural and developmental significance of this body of work.... The book makes a unique contribution in recognizing this vastly understudied field. (H.M. Bittel CHOICE, June 2010
. . . An intriguing read and a fine addition to a professional library . . . (VOYA, December 2009
About the Author
is assistant professor of English and women's studies at Drake University.