The March 2015 issue of Quill & Quire includes “A Delicate Balance: taking on the tough issues in YA fiction,” an article on three new YA novels that address sexual assault and abusive relationships, including Punch Like a Girl. I’m glad to be part of this conversation with authors Courtney Summers (All the Rage, St. Martin’s Griffin) and Jodi Carmichael (Forever Julia, Great Plains).
“High-profile cases…have brought the issues to the forefront of public attention, pervading traditional and social media, and pushing society into a conversation that is long overdue…. That these books are all coming out in the same season speaks to the reality that there is more than one story to tell where teen sexual assault and dating violence are concerned.” Quill & Quire
For the full article, go here.