I’ve been a little hard lately on some prominent YA franchises. I gave the last Hunger Games movie a so-so review, and really haven’t had a kind word to say about Divergent at all. Heck, I’d never even heard of supposed best-seller The 5th Wave until that silly-looking trailer came out.
But I actually do like some YA books and movies, so long as they are actually, you know, good. That’s one of the big strengths of the 800 pound gorilla in the library, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.