The Library Police
About This Show
A podcast by a pair of rabid readers, discussing everything from young adult to nonfiction, from fantasy to true crime. An English teacher and a freelancer that will read anything that holds still, we love picking books apart until we reach the nougat center.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 227: Should You Read YA Books?
This week, Josh and Dietrich sit down to respond to a listener's email in which they confess to a hesitation in reading young adult fiction. The pair discuss where they suspect much of this hesitation comes from, but quickly agree that missing out on young adult fiction means missing out on countless extraordinary books. Josh raves about the iconic trilogy by Phillip Pullman, Dietrich touches on the flawless and melancholy apocalypse in The Age of Miracles, and both agree that missing out on John Green's work would be a shame. They also discuss the juggernaut that really launched this golden age of young adult writing, breaking down the weaknesses and strengths of the Harry Potter series. In addition, Josh mulls over the challenges of coauthoring books, Dietrich talks about a quietly devastating alternative to the grim Handmaid's Tale, and they wrap up with several amazing films, the second season of Jessica Jones, and a wonderful convention in Middle Tennessee. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.