Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Amy Ellis-Thompson

Amy Ellis-Thopmson is currently studying for her MA in Medieval Literatures at the University of York, following her BA in English Language and Literature at Oxford University. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing fiction of any genre.

From the Chalet School to Hunger Games

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

How do British schoolgirl classics like the Chalet School and Mallory Towers translate to todays bestsellers like Twighlight and The Hunger Games? Amy Ellis-Thomas compares the stock situations and rhetoric of the 1950s boarding schools to today’s equally codified young adult literature.