Two pivotal observations derive from Robert Cormier’s statements above: the first is his retained sense of adolescence and aptitude for understanding young adults; the second is his conscious intention to be ‘provocative’ in writing for teenagers, necessitating ‘intelligent’ readers’ active participation in the reading process he inaugurates with his fictions. Although both observations highlight Cormier’s ‘adolescent poetics’, the latter one represents it most.
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