Thursday, November 22, 2012
Why I Love YA
The super amazing Beth Revis is having a giveaway for a TON of signed YA books. As one of the entries we're suppose to post about why we love the YA genre, so here is what I have to say.
When I was a teen, I actually skipped the YA genre completely. I went from Goosebumps and Fear Street straight to adult Chick Lit when I started high school. I felt like I had to read more mature books to appear more mature, since I was starting high school at 12 and was often picked on for being young. I love Chick Lit, so I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. It wasn't until I was 19 and saw Twilight that I picked up a YA book. I loved the Twilight series despite it's obvious flaws! But it wasn't until I joined Goodreads a few years later that I really got into the YA genre.
Even though I'm 23, I identify better with the teenage protagonists. I haven't experienced any of the "adult problems" that sometimes come up in adult books, but I can most definitely relate to high school drama, first boyfriends, balancing friends and school, etc. YA deals with so many problems I can remember facing as a teen, although my first boyfriend was most definitely not a hott supernatural entity!
So thank you to all of the amazing YA authors out there! And Happy Thanksgiving!