A New Type of YA

In the 21st century with a wider teen audience than ever, YA fic writers like Rowell seem to be fighting for readers. However, Rowell has truly made a name for herself for an ever progressive and ever changing new generation of readers.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell tells the endearing tale of Georgie, a screenwriter, wife and mother of two as she struggles to reconnect with her husband. Work forces Georgie to stay behind while her family leaves for the holidays and it seems that her marriage is on the brink – until she discovers her landline from her teen years that allows her to communicate with a younger version of her husband.

It may seem at first that Rowell targeted this book at an older audience – and perhaps that is true. However, the rom com story structure, the progressive themes, and colloquial narration all indicate signs of a good YA novel.

A silly seeming concept at first, Rowell develops a multidimensional story as she experiments with the chronology of the story and the growth of her characters that one can’t help but fall in love with.

Funny, bold, fresh and heartwarming, Landline awaits you at your local library.

Credit: Amazon.com

5 thoughts on “A New Type of YA

  1. There is a lot of description, which grabs the attention to the readers. Good job!


  2. Amazing job!! Very well written, you’ve got just the right amount of detail that makes me wanna read the whole book now!


  3. I love how you discussed the analytical side of the story as well as the plot, I love rom coms and will definitely be adding this to my Must Read list!


  4. I cant wait to see what else you write!


  5. I adore Rainbow Rowell, and I can’t wait to read this book. I love this, the wording makes it sound so interesting. šŸ™‚


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