Category Archives: young adult

Young Adult book reviewers are the only thing winning 2017 right now

I read Young Adult books. I know. It started with the Hunger Games, which is completely legit. I moved into Divergent and they made that into movies [now TV movies, sorry Shailene Woodley] so that was ok. Then suddenly I was … Continue reading

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Insurgent: 16 Going on Sexy

Last week, I realized I didn’t know when the next installment of the Divergent film series, Insurgent, was coming out. Turns out, five months ago. The Saucy Scholar cannot account for this unforgivable lapse in pop culture consumption (actually I … Continue reading

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Our Girls on Fire: Successful Young Adult Protagonists

As The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I settles into its theatrical sovereignty, I’ve been reflecting on how centralized fictional Young Adult (YA) heroines have become to our lexicon of female empowerment. Katniss Everdeen is the quintessential girl role model because we … Continue reading

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Lets Do This Thing

Hello, The Saucy Scholar welcomes you! The Saucy Scholar melds two of my most favorite things: intellectual analysis (academic class) with popular  media/people/craziness (pop culture sass). Be sure to bookmark this blog: in the coming weeks, there’s gonna be posts … Continue reading

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