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By William Sleator

A depressing awakening . . .

When her mom and dad provide her a dark outdated dollhouse for her birthday rather than the 10 velocity motorbike she's looking ahead to, Vicky is disenchanted. yet she quickly turns into desirous about the small shadowy global and its population. The hours she spends twiddling with the dolls is an effective strategy to break out from her parents's arguments. As Vicky's existence turns into extra , she starts off to take out her frustration at the dolls, making their lives as unsatisfied as hers.

Then sooner or later, Vicky wakes up contained in the dollhouse, trapped one of the monsters she's created. Bewildered, Vicky is certain she's dreaming. Can she locate her means out of this nightmare global?

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For any book, this careful inquiry into a book’s editorial and design decisions is one that leads to a rather difficult question: who is the author of this book? For teachers: the role of authorship plays into ways to teach and discuss these books with students. Reader Response Theory becomes a more complicated venture: Who else is intentionally brought into discussion when looking more critically at the collective process of authoring, designing, editing, publishing, reviewing a work? As so much of the experience of consuming I Am Number Four is contingent on the design, advertising, and paratextual features, it is important for readers to recognize that the role of the author needs to be understood as a collaborative endeavor involving a large team of marketing strategists.

Even titles with a prominent “name” as an author, such as the YA series by James Patterson, A Maximum Ride, are largely a conglomeration of branding, strategic marketing, and formulaic storytelling. In the case of I am Number Four, it is actually helpful for the book that an actual human author is shrouded beneath a fiction and a team of designers. The writing and character development within the book is bland. The main character’s name is all but irrelevant. ” The protagonist of I am Number Four, like his name is a shell of caricature youth angst and heroism.

Rowling’s books that helped turn young adult literature into something that even adults openly embrace. K. Rowling series is typically filed in the Juvenile Fiction section of public libraries based on the age of the protagonist in the book (at least at the start of the series). The mixture of narratives that were being written for an aging, teen audience and a budding film franchise helped Potter become a beacon for young adult literature being accepted by a mainstream and adult audience. Fast forward more than a decade later, and the results of this work are staggering.

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