It’s hard to be the first at anything these days, but here is Spencer J. Quinn’s The No College Club, which is billed as the first white-positive young adult (YA) novel. Based on the story’s contents, hopefully it’s the first of many in a much-needed genre.
Having been the furthest thing from “bookish” as an adolescent, I’ve never read anything else in the YA sphere, but that doesn’t prevent me from having tangentially absorbed a decent amount of the genre. Our modern era fast-tracks much youth-oriented fiction to the bookshelves and silver screens across the globe, for it acts as a near-perfect vehicle to poison the minds of future generations. (more…)