Do women rule the literary world?

Stack of hardback booksBY JILL GUCCINI

This summer, NPR came out with their list of the 100 Best Young Adult Novels Ever. Over 75,000 people voted from a field of 235 books. And, as with any list that purports to summarize the “best ever” of anything, there has been plenty of analysis and criticism of the list, including pointing out its absolute, embarrassing lack of diversity. This is one white, straight list, y’all. But there’s another thing that has also been pointed out about it, and this thing is one that we should celebrate: In Young Adult lit, ladies rule.

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