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June 05, 2014

I`m an Adult (19) and I read YA

So I made a mistake. People that I follow on twitter were talking about this Slate article regarding Adults reading YA. That was all I caught on my phone before twitter reloaded. I searched the article thinking "Cool another post saying its great to be an adult and read YA books." Well sadly it was the exact opposite. Not only did they saw it wasnt right they went on to say that Adults should feel ashamed for reading YA in public. On twitter trending right now is #PromoteYAInstead, start tweeting out your favorite YA authors and spread the Love of YA everywhere. I am going to hunt down my old blog post of “Why I Read YA” and revamp it a little to add to the discussion.

In case anyone feels the need to read the Slate Article here is the link. Can I just warn you rage will occur. I tried so hard to keep an open mind when I reread it a few minutes ago but I just cant.

Now although this was written to discourage from reading YA the writers plan has backfired and turned into a full out YA promoting scene.

Here is the link for twitter to #PromoteYAInstead



  1. Oh wow... I love YA! Its funny I didnt know about this article and earlier today I went and bought the 6th book in the City Of Ashes series and posted a pic on Facebook. Thanks for the heard us - I am tweeting!

  2. Some of those arguments are just weird--such as the one that adults should stay out of YA or else teens wouldn't find the genre appealing. *rolls eyes* When I was a teen, I didn't give a crap about who was reading what I liked, whether it was a prudish old woman or someone's mom. If a book was entertaining, it was entertaining.

    And who's to say that the new genre is keeping people from appreciating classical literature? If anything, it's a gateway to build reading muscles until the reader is either bored of YA genre or curious to expand their interests.

    A lot of the classic novels were probably regarded as regular popular fiction until after their respective eras ended. I'm sure a lot of people from those eras read their share of woozies/pulps along with the ones that became considered "classics."


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