Child-sorting schemes in YA fiction: a taxonomy of taxonomies

By The Solitary Bibliophile

September 21, 2018
  • 1980s high school comedy cliques with fancy Latin names
  • Doesn’t want to admit it’s just Earth/Wind/Water/Fire
  • List of animals the author thought were cool in middle school
  • Brave But Dumb, Smart But Socially Inept, Sexy But Evil, and Has A Great Personality
  • That political spectrum diagram they made you memorise in Social Studies
  • Ego, superego, id
  • Dungeons & Dragons classes
  • Thinly disguised national stereotypes
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Homestuck


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