|Y is for . . .|
Young Adult what else? But I’m wondering if they can continue to call this category of fiction by that name much longer. It seems that a lot of Mature Adults are finding the writing and the stories captivating. In a recent AARP Magazine article their lead story began with Trends: Teen Lit You’ll Love, Why the best new fiction for adults is written for kids.
Maybe I’ll start telling people I write MA. What do you think?
Rachel Morgan says
I'm glad more adults are reading YA these days. Makes me feel less "alone"!
Kelly Hashway says
You've got to love YA. I can't remember the last time I read an adult book. LOL
Francene Stanley says
Interesting concept. Why do people do the opposite of what is reccommended? I guess it's in the nature of the beastie.
Rachael Harrie says
Love MA – go for it!
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Melanie Schulz says
So true. It bugs my thirteen year old to death that I like to read her books, too.
The Golden Eagle says
MA. It has a nice ring to it!
Nas Dean says
YA is a new genre which I discovered recently and I enjoy reading it now.
Everything that goes around comes around as when I was YA age, the genre didn't even exist.
Teresa Cypher says
This is a short and spot-on post, Clee. I wonder, too. In the past few months, I have read several YA novels–and never had before. They were quite good– and surprising to me was how much I didn't miss the mature content. Great "Y" post 🙂
Old Kitty says
MA! I love it!! Why not?!?! LOL! I'd like to think that teens also read books meant for adults too! Take care
Pk Hrezo says
It's an interesting thought. I think teen lit has become such a phenomonon and it's great to see so many reading it. Adults love reliving those teen years thru characters.
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Donna McDine says
Someone has to start a trend, I think you are on to something!
Beth Camp says
Yes, but does YA come in big print? I have to confess I haven't read The Hunger Games yet because of the size of that tiny print!
C. Lee McKenzie says
Great question. I guess you got my answer, but for others:11 and 12 point seem to be the font sizes I've found in my YA library.
J.C. Martin says
An urge to relive our teen years maybe? 🙂 I do enjoy some YA, more and more recently lately.
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Arlee Bird says
Adventures at the Nursing Home? Not sure that will be flying off the shelves.
Senior Cit Lit? Hmm–maybe lacks the vitality of Young Adult Literature. Besides who wants to be mature.
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C. Lee McKenzie says
You're right there, Lee. I guess that's why I write for YA and MG readers. I can be anywhere from 13-20 again.
Catherine Stine says
Oh, too funny! And so true. It does seem as if it'll have to be renamed at some point.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
Go for it – start the trend!
Tracy Makara says
I can believe that, because I confess that I enjoy a good YA story. One of the last books I purchased was a YA book. Ha…tell people you write MA…well it would certainly make an impression huh? Good post.
Angelina C. Hansen says
I'd love to know what YA novels were on that AARP list!!!
Jemi Fraser says
So many adults are reading and enjoying YA – your trend might work!
I'm still waiting for 'choose your own adventure' books to make a comeback.
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