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“Opening Myself Like a Book to the Spine”: Disclosure and Discretion in Constructions of Friendship

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the novels that provide helpful insights into questions of intimacy through their representations of the relationships between adolescent women as well as their construction of ... More


“She Doesn’t Say a Word”: Violations and Reclamations of Intimacy

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines how explicit violations of intimacy—namely, abuse and assault—challenge both narrators’ and readers’ concepts of narrative intimacy. Examining novels in which the narrator is ... More


“He Couldn’t get close Enough”: The Exploration and Relegation of Desire

Sara K. Day

in Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses novels that provide insight into a larger consequence of cultural demands about adolescent women and intimacy, namely that by discouraging young women from exploring or ... More


Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Sara K. Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038112
eISBN:
9781621039600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), and Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak), this book ... More


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