So, I’ve been thinking. As a fan site, we obviously started out with a focus on the secret series. But other series were always there from the beginning, and mostly shared among all members. And almost all of them had a common genre- middle grade/YA relating to secret organizations. (Typing this I can think of a few other fandoms we shared, like Doctor Who and Nerdfighteria, but I’m referring to The Mysterious Benedict Society, ASOUE, HP, etc) So, a few questions for y’all as a post prompt: What do you think makes stories about secret organizations so great? Has growing up turned out to be more or less like the books we loved than you expected? And also, just, generally, does anybody have any recs for books of that genre meant for adults? Because I’d love you forever.

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