Monday, January 23, 2012

Musing Monday (10)

Hello Readers,

Sorry for those who looked at this earlier. For some reason it posted before it was supposed to.

At any rate, this is my tenth week involved in the weekly blogging meme Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading. This week's musing asks:

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

I definitely read YA literature, but in my case I'm still closer to YA than adult age. I think that this is because most of us who are not teens started reading these books in our teens and then just stuck with the authors and series we liked.

I actually wrote an entire research paper (10 pages) on this topic. :) But I won't bore you with that. Honestly, YA has values, themes, and story lines that we can all relate to.

YA writing is powerful and good. And even though people sometimes refer to YA as "book lite" or "not real reading." I disagree, YA is powerful and well-written. That's why it's popular amongst all ages.

Also, books like Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Twilight caused a YA expansion. More YA novels have been published since these were released. I'm not going to look up the stats or cite this, because I don't have a copy of my research paper on hand, but this is true.

YA is being more publishable. Also the values portrayed in YA novels is veering more and more towards Adult novels. That's partly why there is such a crossover.

What about you guys? What do you guys think?
~Danica Page

4 comments:

  1. I definitely agree, YA books are fantastic and they can appeal to teens and adults.

    Also, I'm sure there have been articles about how our generation is acting the way our parents' generation did, we act a lot younger and it's natural to want to read about how we still feel.

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  2. @Vegan YA Nerds, you are right. I'm sure there have been articles on that. Thanks for replying.

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  3. Finally, someone not calling YA "light" reading. Sure, the comprehension level required isn't as high, but the subject matter involved can be every bit as serious as "regular" novels.

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  4. @Tina, I know! Thanks for agreeing.

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