Why YA fiction is a dark mirror reflecting our own real lives

Did you know every two days, humans generate as much data as we did from the dawn of history up until 2003? AJ Steiger on how the internet means teenagers are more connected and empowered than ever before… but more vulnerable too – and how our books reflect this dualityThink about this for a moment: Every two days, humans generate as much data as we did from the dawn of history up until 2003. Every book ever written, every painting, photograph, and record produced before the dawn of our millennium, makes up less data than we have created over the past 48 hours. That’s mostly thanks to the internet, which is changing society at a dizzying pace.Today’s teenagers are information pioneers coming of age in the midst of this seismic shift. They are more connected and empowered than any previous generation… but in some ways, more vulnerable, too. Related: Liz Kessler's top 10 books with turning points for teens Related: How dystopia hammers home the reality of climate change Related: How do I get involved in the Guardian children's books site? Related: Top ten books to read now you've finished The Hunger Games Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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