Why I Love YA Lit.

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  1. Allie @ Everyday Adventures

    April 7th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Very true. I don't normally read a lot of YA lit, but I'm getting back into it. I recently re-read The Fault in Our Stars and just read Divergent, and am waiting on #2 from the library.

  2. jenny

    April 7th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I totally agree. I love YA lit. Partly because I don't really want to read about the exact things I'm living through now, as a 30 year old. It's a little more of an escape.

  3. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    April 7th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    i don't normally read YA lit, but when i do i love it for the exact reasons you mentioned. 'the fault in our stars' was definitely the best i have read in years.

  4. Lauren's thoughts

    April 7th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I love YA lit! I think all that you wrote above is very true!

  5. Jamie Vespa

    April 7th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I adore YA lit. Most of the novels I find myself drawn to fall into that category for exactly these reasons. There's something so captivating about living those pivotal moments of someones life with them!

  6. Kim Wanders

    April 7th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I love YA fiction and read it bc I like that the stories go faster and they're usually not so bogged down by details!

  7. Delia Barnas Kearney

    April 7th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Yes, this is a great list of reasons to love YA!! It really is a genre that can interest almost any age.

    Last minute question for you on publishing your book: how long did it take you to write your novel, and what led you down the path to your publisher? I'm excited to read this post! šŸ™‚

  8. Meghan Kraft

    April 7th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I love YA, too! I still buy all of my favorite books from when I was younger, just so my kids can read the same ones that I loved, too. My YA shelf is one of my favorites šŸ™‚

  9. Miranda

    April 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    This is such an awesome way to look at the young adult fad. You are so right…that time of life is so impressionable and exciting. It's intriguing to read about regardless of whether you aren't there yet, are in it, or have already left it. I'm going on 25-years-old and YA is still my favorite genre!

  10. Heather (My Little HEA)

    April 7th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    It depends on the story…as long as there is a love story, I can usually get into it. I'm loving Divergent; reading it after seeing the movie. Hunger Games on the other hand didn't push me to read the books after seeing the movies. I'm interested to know who designed your book cover? How did you choose the designer and ultimately settle on your book cover?

  11. Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

    April 7th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    I don't read a lot of YA lit but I do like it depending on what it covers. I can't get into Divergent and Hunger Games but ones that deal with the struggles of growing up and things like that I really like.

  12. kimbacaffeinate

    April 7th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Well I imagine I am about twenty something years older then you..closer to your Mom's age, and while I adore YA dystopian, fantasy, paranormal etc I struggle most with YA contemporaries. I love coming of age and first loves those are sweet, but most of the time I cannot relate to the high school drama etc. There are exceptions like Pushing the Limit, Sea of Tranquility etc Fantastic post!

  13. Krysten Gautreaux

    April 7th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Yep, these are all my reasons. I love the firsts. They make my heart race reading them, and I swear YA keeps me young.

  14. Carly Blogs Here

    April 7th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I loved reading this! I've always been a huge reader so when I was younger I loved YA novels! Over the past few years I've been more drawn to other genres, but lately I've been getting more into YA books again! I think blogging has a lot to do with it because I come across so many great books and authors in the YA genre!

  15. Rach @ This Italian Family

    April 8th, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I love YA fiction! And your reasons for it here make perfect sense! I've never thought about it, but it's so true. Reading about those firsts is so different than reading adult fiction. šŸ™‚

  16. Tayler Morrell

    April 8th, 2014 at 3:13 am

    I love YA Lit…they're more adventurous and exciting than adult novels.


    April 8th, 2014 at 4:23 am

    guilty. guilty. totally guilty! even if i'm 24 years old i still love young adult lit. so much more exciting, dreamy and fun to read then adult novels. ick!

  18. Candace

    April 8th, 2014 at 4:46 am

    I think you covered it well! I remember all those firsts and all those EMOTIONS and I like to relive it a little, I guess.

  19. Anonymous

    April 8th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Wonderful post!

  20. Alison Can Read

    April 8th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I agree that the idea of Firsts are a big draw of YA lit. For me it's also the hope that is common within the genre. Teens are just starting their lives and even when things are horrible, within the genre there is almost always the idea that things will or at least can be better in the future.

  21. Mariah Rickard

    April 9th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Awesome perspective! I love YA novels. I love how relatable they are and how close and connected the reader gets to the characters. In the end you feel like you've made a friend.

  22. Lauren Elizabeth

    April 18th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Even at 24, YA is still my favorite genre. I agree with you, I definitely feel like I relate to and empathize more with YA characters.

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