Young adult books like The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller carry a healing power when readers experience their pause and ponder moments. Because they impose reflection time, Pause and Ponder Moments reinforce reading as a deliberate and patient process. Imposing time to pause and think through points and concepts enables readers to truly grapple with content in meaningful ways. Pause and Ponder Moments also inspire attributional retraining and option awareness, an alternative to simply accepting the status quo. These moments carry promise for enriching how we read the world, how we respond to others, and how we live our lives.
Miller, Donna Lynn
"The Holistic Power of Young Adult Books,"
The Montana English Journal: Vol. 41, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/mej/vol41/iss1/5