Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature
University of Iowa Press
Roberta Seelinga Trites
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2004
The author expands the notion of the young adult novel as a coming-of-age story. She chronicles the dynamics of power and repression revealing that characters in these novels must learn to negotiate the levels of power that exist in the myriad social institution in which adolescents function.