Book editor at Writers House; manages submissions for Amy Berkower. Ph.D. in English Lit from UBC. She/her. Tweets my own.
Erika W. Smith @erikawynnhow would you describe this genre of books because I love it: the Secret History, A Little Life, Brideshead Revisited, Special Topics In Calamity Physics. Books about beautiful smart pretentious way-too-close school friends who are surrounded by sexual tension, money, and death?
This genre is 🙌 and a perpetual #MSWL
Jen “eeeeek” Edwards @Jene_e_edwardsbeen thinking about how the worst heartbreak i’ve ever suffered was from a friendship breakup, and how that is so rarely explored in YA. i didn’t know how to cope because i didn’t know anyone who had gone through something that intense. we need to fix this.
This is why I love novels that are focused on the bonds between young women -- crushes came and went, but my female friendships defined my high school experience. #MSWL