They know more than we do, the children…

Jun 27, 2014 | Prose Porn, Things I wish I'd written

He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real.

…from Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by one of my all-time favorite skirt-chasers, Salman Rushdie.

Whenever I’m asked to defend my opinion that the young adult publishing industry is largely a crime against humanity, my typical response is the name of this book, then¬†Luka and the Fire of Life, after which I drop the mic and walk off with airborne middle fingers.