Hey all, so you may have heard that I'm currently writing a thesis that has to do with--what else?--young adult literature. (Yay!) Essentially I am trying to answer the question, "What makes a good YA text?" Knowing that different people have different opinions of what makes a good YA book, I am gathering data and readings regarding four different populations that interact with YA lit, one of them being teens themselves.
The thing is, there's not much out there in academia that has successfully captured the teen opinion on YA lit, so I was wondering if you would help me out! I know there's a bunch of teen bloggers out there, and I'm sure that all of you know teens who read YA lit. I have an open-ended questionnaire that I'd like for teens to answer. It's a pretty extensive questionnaire: it might take you 30-45 minutes to complete. I'm looking for teens between the ages of 11-19. You can live anywhere in the world. If you are interested in helping me out with my thesis by answering some questions about YA lit, or if you know teens who would be interested in participating in this questionnaire, please fill out this form here. I will then send you a link to the questionnaire within the next few days.
All data, of course, will be confidential and used only for my thesis; if I refer to your answers specifically within my thesis, I will use pseudonyms.
Thank you so much! Long live YA lit (which scholars back in the 90s didn't think was going to survive, let alone flourish the way it has. Huzzah!)!