“A golem is a sturdy creature on which to hang a young-adult story; the figure asks perennial teenage questions: Who am I in the world? What powers do I have? Whom can I trust? How do I create a separate existence from my parents’? How do I control my anger and manage my baser instincts?”
Interesting post here about golems in YA literature from JWeekly.com, which gives a nice little shout out to Vago from Storm Thief. I want the golem in that picture.