Another Quirk Books post was published on their blog today, wherein I muse about the convenience in middle grade books to not have any parents in the story.
Have you ever taken a good, close look at Middle Grade fiction? And in that close look, have you noticed that most of the protagonists are orphans? Yes, some may live with grandmothers or uncles, or the main story takes place in a school far from home – but even then, the parents are noticeably absent. Dead, disappeared, out of the picture, gone.
Why is that?
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