Monday, February 27, 2012
A new theme in teen lit?
I guess it's not really new...but there are definitely some new takes on the theme of pregnancy, both realistic and fantastical. The trend towards dystopic novels--books set in the near or far future, usually a bleak one with problems for the human race--has spawned a bunch of books with pregnancy (or lack of) as either a main or subsidiary theme.
I recently reviewed another book here, with a future world view that made early pregnancies a must--Wither, by Lauren DeStefano. That one was a more serious (and better written) example, and also a more complete story (though sequels are pending for that one, too).