Within the last few weeks, the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and CNN have all published articles examining the lack of diversity in children’s and young adult literature — and next month, School Library Journal plans to publish an entire issue devoted to diversity. While…
Judging from titles we’ve got so far (i.e. The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves), the title of our next book will begin with “the” and end with “s”.
Furthermore, I dare to say it’s going to be something like: “The [mysterious object] [name of a group of people]”
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Okay, so there’s one thing that bugs me about The Raven Cycle - and don’t hate me for this, because otherwise I love love love The Raven Cycle, but I’m just posting this because I want to know if anyone else thinks about it this way. And really, it’s not just a TRC thing, it’s a thing I see in lots of literature and especially in YA fiction.
I don’t disagree with this but I’m not sure there’s anything to be frustrated with. Th story is all leading up to finding Glendower. Blue as of yet has nothing directly to do with that. This is the boys’ quest and she’s tagging along. Yes she is very important and the first book makes it seem that way certainly. But it think the fact that she’s being gleaned through the boys has a simple explanation: We have been mislead. This is very much the boys’ story. At least so far.
But I think you have a right to be frustrated, sometimes I want Blue just to be her own unit which I think will happen in book 3 with Maura missing and her father drama and learning more about the psychics. Just keep in mind Blue wouldn’t be in the story if the boys weren’t there. All she’d have was her inability to kiss boys and that would be boring! But she is getting grounding in this larger plot now, I hope :)
Adam, Gansey, Ronan and Noah - The Raven Boys
THE RAVEN CYCLE QUOTES
"He was full of so many wants, too many to prioritize, and so they all felt desperate. To not have to work so many hours, to get into a good college, to look right in a tie, to not still be hungry after eating the thin sandwich he’d brought to work, to drive the shiny Audi that Gansey had stopped to look at with him once after school, to go home, to have hit his father himself, to own an apartment with granite countertops and a television bigger than Gansey’s desk, to belong somewhere, to go home, to go home, to go home.” - Adam