Antebellum YA

November 22, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

Move over Bella and Edward; Scarlett and Rhett were the original young adult power couple. At The New York Times, Claire Needell argues that Gone with the Wind is the epitome of the young adult novel. “The choice between two starkly different lovers (one gentlemanly, one roguish) appears, for the very young, to be a choice between two utterly distinct potential identities, two possible roads through life.”

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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