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Why do you think that the Young Adult genre is so popular with even the adult readers? Do you read YA books, yourself?

The Young Adult market is blossoming because it's got untapped potential. Teen readers are more able to suspend disbelief and get into all types of literature (the vampire romances, for instance). Adults are finding their way to this genre, too, because the YA works are well-written. I read quite a bit of YA, often recommended to me by my students. Occasionally I find myself shaking my jaded head as I read, but ultimately the messages are interesting as the stories explore what it means to find yourself in today's world.


Laura BurgandyIce said...

Great answer!!! :-) I like the idea of suspending disbelief, especially. Well said.

Tina said...

It does seem like mainstream YA is allowed to have more fantastical elements than mainstream books for adults.