Speaking of Sweet Valley High, a recent ABR article led us to this excellent piece (an oldie but a goodie) by celebrated British children's author Peter Dickinson in which he makes a great case for pop culture.
One Onion particularly related to the stressed-out boarding schools boys going home to the comfort of books they'd loved as younger children. While supposedly on swot vac in her final school year (and hello to anyone currently going through that torture) she worked her way through her entire Noel Streatfeild collection. (This editor. Stressed about HSC exams? No!)
Unexplained mystery for the day:
Why does the url spell it "defense" but in the article it's "defence"?
Is his website designer American??
Would anyone other than an editor have noticed???