Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:03

Crashing of The 5th Wave'

YA sci-fi adaptation fails to live up to source material

Young adult apocalypses are big business at the box office. Book-based franchises such as 'The Hunger Games' and 'Divergent' and 'The Maze Runner' have shown themselves to be lucrative properties. Unfortunately, we've definitely passed the point at which the law of diminishing returns kicks in. For every success, there is going to be at least one failure.

Unfortunately, 'The 5th Wave' appears destined to fall in the latter category.

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 14:10

The 5th Wave' powerful and compelling

Young adult book quality reading for all ages

While it is important to make a distinction when it comes to young adult fiction, there is no doubt that YA literature is at its absolute best when it blurs that line between 'young' and 'adult.' Just because a book's primary audience skews younger doesn't mean that it can't be well-written. It doesn't mean that it has to be condescending in any way. Kids know when they are being talked down to; the best YA stuff always respects the intelligence of its audience.

Make way for the next big thing in young adult fiction. 'The 5th Wave' (Putnam, $18.99) is coming.

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