Cory Doctorowᔥ in Pluralistic: 09 Jan 2021 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow ()
Kathe Koja explained that while adults tend to read to amuse and entertain themselves, kids read to figure out how the world works.
Becoming an adult doesn’t merely mean acquiring the context for your reason to work upon, after all. It also means perfecting your ability to rationalize your way into one small compromise after another, accumulating a kind of ethical debt, one whose balance steadily mounts, making it harder to confront head on. If you have a debt that you don’t service, you will eventually default, and that’s what Masha, the (anti)hero of Attack Surface is going through.