Growing Up

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Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | The dangers of growing up
Natasha Walter, exploring J. K. Rowling's dilemma as Harry becomes an older teenager, makes some contentious statements about teenage fiction generally...

Michael Rosen's reply in today's Letters:
"...Natasha Walter (The dangers of growing up, May 19) says that in "most hard-hitting teen books", 16-year-olds aren't given the emotional or intellectual range to allow them to explore grittily realistic experiences.
This is a tired old accusation regularly wheeled out by critics who usually look at so-called serious fiction. Anyone who thinks that Natasha Walter is talking sense, should spend an hour or two reading some Robert Cormier, Aidan Chambers and Gina Wilson."

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