Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why I Love YA

So if you haven't heard, Beth Revis, author of the Across the Universe series, is hosting (hosted) a giveaway of 50 signed young adult novels. She wants to know why we love young adult books!

So why do I love YA?

I love young adult novels because they are so easy to relate to. Being just out of my teendom, I still love to read them because many of them - especially contemporary - feel like they could happen. I can put myself in the main character's position and understand why the do, and feel, what they do.

There has been so much progression in the genre that I actually prefer it to adult. Maybe it's just cause I never want to grow up! *wink*

Even before I was born, I was reading - of course, it was really my mother who was reading to me, but that instilled my love of books. As I grew, my taste in books did as well. YA books helped me through a lot of struggles and hard times. I still am really grateful that I had those books and I'm grateful that authors continue to work to produce more.

Now, it's not that I don't enjoy adult books, but my heart is with young adult novels. They are powerful and wonderful for not just teens, but adults as well. You don't have to be a teenager anymore to enjoy books of this genre and that's what I really like about it. To read adult novels, grasp them and enjoy them, more often than not, you have to be an adult. That's not the case for YA, I read it, my siblings read it, my 50 year old mother reads it.

I want this progression to continue. There have been some absolutely beautiful books written by fan-freaking-tastic authors that are categorized in this age group and I want to see more of that. Young adult novels have impacted me so much that I want my children and their children to be able to experience that love and utter joy of reading!

Why do you love YA?

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