Posts tagged with 'Divergent'

  • POSTED ON: August 28, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Divergent, The Hunger Games, Young Adult

    Books

    Do YA heroines make good role models?

    By Jess Henshall

    Do YA heroines make good role models?

    With the increasing pressure on teenagers to look and act a certain way, it makes it near to impossible to stand up to the current trends and say no. The real world doesn’t seem to hold much for young women, but what does the literary world (specifically that of YA dystopian novels) have to offer teens and young women in terms of female role models? Do the likes of Katniss and Tris offer genuine positive examples to aspire to?

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