Left Eye on Books

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Wild Things

Naomi Wolf has a good article in the Times examining the disgusting 'Gossip Girl', 'Clique', and 'A-list' series aimed at teenage girls.

The great reads of adolescence have classically been critiques of the corrupt or banal adult world. It's sad if the point of reading for many girls now is no longer to take the adult world apart but to squeeze into it all the more compliantly. Sex and shopping take their places on a barren stage, as though, even for teenagers, these are the only dramas left.

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