Podcast #11: Personal Agency in Fiction with Author Mindi Scott

Podcast #11: Personal Agency in Fiction with Author Mindi Scott

We're super-excited to have a two-part episode of the podcast with our friend and a favorite author, Mindi Scott. Mindi is the author of two outstanding books for teens, Freefall (2010, Simon Pulse) and Live Through This (2012, Simon Pulse).

Mindi's novels are "quieter" stories focussing on characters taking control of their own lives--stories of personal agency. We thought it would be great to have her talk about this theme in the context of not only her own books, but those she recommends as well. Mindi brought up some fascinating concepts related to how these types of stories are constructed, so we hope you enjoy!

This is a two-part episode, so check back for the second half soon--we decided it would be a little brutal to subject y'all to nearly 2 and a half hours of our chatter.  

To learn more about Mindi and her books, visit her website.  

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Books Discussed

Note: These are all the books discussed in both parts, not just the first half.  The split between part one and part two is around Guyaholic, but there's definitely overlap.

Freefall
By Mindi Scott
Live Through This
By Mindi Scott
The Lucy Variations
By Sara Zarr
Dairy Queen
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Falling for You
By Lisa Schroeder
The Day Before
By Lisa Schroeder
A Northern Light
By Jennifer Donnelly
The Moon and More
By Sarah Dessen
Guyaholic
By Carolyn Mackler
Bitter Melon
By Cara Chow
This Is Not a Test
By Courtney Summers
Wild Child: A Novel
By Molly O'Keefe
 

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