Why I read YA litMonday, January 4, 2010 | 10:53 pm
It isn’t necessarily that I only read YA lit so much as that for the majority of my reading, I prefer fun, fast paced, well-written fiction and that I am a big fan of series. YA lit, believe it or not, tends to hit all of those points. I also read a lot of “adult” books, like fantasy, investigative nonfiction, and just to throw a curve ball in there, cookbooks.
YA has come a long way from when I was a teenager, and is currently experiencing a golden age. I re-discovered the genre several years ago when I realized that many of my favorite reads were crossovers like Yan Martel’s The Life of Pi, among others.
I did some of my master’s work on the growth of YA fiction, and these days, with everyone and their mother having read Twilight, YA lit is enjoying growth as a legitimate mainstream genre.
But don’t just take my word for it. Check out this article in the LA Times.
And now, a cardigan:
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