By Christine Seifert
Around 2005 whatever awesome occurred in younger grownup literature: YA books grew to become enthusiastic about proposing characters who desired to have intercourse yet couldn’t—at least no longer with out wasting anything very important to their id. because the book of Twilight, the YA industry has been flooded with books that characteristic naive virgins discovering real love. whereas a few YA novels do current nuanced depictions of intercourse and of fit sexual relationships, the fiction most well liked with younger grownup readers offers adolescent ladies as virginal intercourse gadgets ready to be fulfilled by means of their love interests.
In Virginity in younger grownup Literature after Twilight, Christine Seifert appears at an alarming development in YA novels. Labeling this phenomenon “abstinence porn,” Seifert argues that those novels that fetishize virginity are damaging to readers. Like pornography, such works lessen woman characters to things whose sexual acts are the only expression in their identities. Chapters during this e-book learn paranormal, dystopian, and modern romance, paying specific awareness to ordinary virginity topics or tropes. The booklet additionally presents an antidote by means of exhibiting how a few sex-positive teenager novels supply extra empowering messages to readers.
Organized by way of style, the books have been chosen for this research in keeping with their attractiveness with kids. Exploring how messages approximately virginity are sustained and repeated from textual content to textual content, this e-book additionally calls out key reader reactions to illustrate how they're responding to those messages. that includes a listing of debate questions, Virginity in younger grownup Literature after Twilight could be a useful source for lecturers, librarians, mom and dad, and mature younger grownup readers.