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    Maureen Johnson: 'Young adult fiction changes lives in a positive way'

    If you read Young Adult fiction (YA), you probably know the author @maureenjohnson - who earlier last year came up with the hashtag #YAsaves - to prove that YA books really do change lives for the better - thousands and thousands of tweets by young readers proved just that.

    Here, she is talking about how some journalists and activists try to demonise the genre- in the 60s in was rock’n’roll that would destroy kids, and now, according to some critics who argue for great censorship (especially when it comes to gay characters), it’s YA …

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