Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I've noticed a trend--young adult books are getting longer, and longer. It started with a little series called Harry Potter. JK maxed out at 870 pages with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Christopher Paolini's 3rd book in his Inheritance series, Brisingr, is coming out on September 20th, and is a whopping 896 pages. Stephenie Meyer's 4th book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, due out on August 2 is 704 pages. There were many that thought that kids would not read The Order of the Phoenix because it was too long--I think we all know, that turned out to be false. I also know that kids, and adults, will be clamoring to read Brisingr and Breaking Dawn. All I can say is, I am glad that publishers don't charge by the pound.