Yo why is the source being changed so much on this??
First of all, ignore the book snobs! I don’t think anyone should ‘age out’ of reading any kind of book. I suppose I have a ‘legit reason’ as I now work in children’s publishing, but I’ve been loving picture books, for example – the stories are cute, the illustrations are stunning and the authors and illustrators are incredibly talented people.
Did you know that 50% of YA readers are over 18? ‘Young adult’ now refers more to the age of its characters than the age of the readers – YA should be read by everyone. A good book is a good book. It’s always sad to see someone dismiss a book purely because it’s categorised as ‘young adult’ (but then we’re all guilty of doing this sometimes – I do it with the ‘fantasy’ genre, but I’m reading a fantasy novel at the moment and loving it, so I shouldn’t be so quick say something ‘isn’t for me’). YA is such a wide category that encompasses so many different writing styles and plots and genres. Keep on reading what you want to read! :)
Here’s some articles/blogposts that may help you feel better:
Why You Should Read YA Novels With Pride
Ten Reasons Why It’s Okay to Read YA
Why You’re Never Too Old to Read Children’s Books (one I wrote when I was worried I had ‘aged out’ of reading children’s books)
Why Adults Read YA
Why I Read YA
And you’ll find so many more like this.
so i haven’t posted anything in a long time and i thought i was going to let this blog die out but i don’t want that! so i’m going to start posting again!
remember you can always submit your favorite book quotes!