Published Mar 25, 2014 Updated May 31, 2021, 2:10 pm CDT
Lifelong readers love to reminisce about the books they grew up on, but as hardened, cynical adults, they’re also willing to face up to the gritty realities of life not often featured in children’s literature. Combine the two impulses and you’ve got the Twitter hashtag #RuinAChildrensBook, which originated on a #HashtagWars segment of the comedic game show @midnight.
It is, as you’ll see, a rather self-explanatory (and Photoshop-friendly) concept.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'