Daily Archives: June 15, 2011
CanaryTheFirst chirps an opinion about the “Too Much Violence in YA Debate“
When I was in fourth grade, I got a stack of random books at a clearance sale. Among the pile was Dream-Weaver. I got it for the title, but it turned out to be a really cool book. A ship leaves earth for a planet, many years away, and unbeknownst to the colonists, the planet is already inhabited by a society of people. To keep the peace and correct dangerous behaviors, they have dreamweavers, men and women who create dreams for other people and show them the consequences of their actions.
Crime is nonexistent and the world is at peace.
But decades away, a ship of humans is approaching, and somewhy, one young dreamweaver has an astral connection to it. It was a right awesome, and my first ever sci-fi (outside the classics). I loved it.
Years later, when rereading Dream-Weaver, I was absolutely floored to realize I had no memory of…
…a turning point scene where the main character’s period begins and she realizes that she’s a woman now and so decides she will attempt to approach the issues in her life from a different, more mature angle.
And only a partial memory of… Continue reading