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Tris Prior is more than just a buff, kick-butt character

 I know that books typically have more depth than films, but YA fiction has tended…

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Where do good female characters come from?

While recently researching blog posts about the Divergent film series, I ran across a 2011 blog post…

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Katniss vs. Tris: Who is the stronger character?

As the DC Comics superhero clash movie Superman Vs. Batman hits the theaters this weekend,…

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The unrocognized depth of the Divergent Triology

By Claire W. Staley Popular books often become the target of criticism simply because they…

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The social value of dystopian literature

by Claire W. Staley After discussing dystopian literature with a wide variety of people, including…

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Modern fiction for the modern classroom: Round 1

By Claire W. Staley In an earlier post, I discussed why today’s students have a…

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