Why So Many Great Middle Grade Protagonists Are Runaways

Keeping kids safe is great in life but terrible in literature

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Contrary to popular belief, parents do not ruin everything. They do, however, ruin many, many things — and topping the list are freedom, fun and adventure. Parents — caring parents, at least — will do everything they can to keep kids safe, which is great in real…