Bringing It On

The excellent women at The Book Smugglers asked me to round out their five week Young Adult Appreciation Month.

ANA AND THEA: “We would like you to write about awesome female characters in YA fiction.”
ME: “You know, I have an awful lot to say about that topic!”

So I did. The post features eleven must-read books with excellent young ladies, my girlcrush on Teal Sherer, a question as to why “strong female characters” are still considered some sort of remarkable feat, my thoughts on prizing many kinds of strength, a link to this excellent vid on awesome women being awesome, and cheerleaders.

You know, my typical Saturday night*.

So if you shoud like to read that, click here: Karen Healey on Awesome Female Characters.

* Actually not a lie.