Because this week is I read YA (pride) week, I decided to make my post top ten reasons I read YA.
1. I read YA because I can.
I read Young Adult because I can--because I can read whatever piece of literature I want, and no one or anyone can do anything about it.
2. I love the range of topics, and sub-genres that YA encompasses.
YA authors don't hold back. They create creatures that don't exist. They create their own languages. They create characters that are even relatable to adults. There are dragons, and vampires, and mechanical monsters. There is no shortage of imagination in this genre! I mean where else in the world, can you find a place, where kids can compete in a game that allows you to kill someone else--and not face criminal charges?
3. I love the boys!
The boys in YA are so passionate. When they love, they love with all their teenaged heart. They bring forth a passion that I sometimes find lacking in adult fiction.
4. The authors are totally cool people.
A lot of the YA authors I have come across personally or through others have been totally cool people, with super cool personalities, expansive imaginations, and really interesting minds.
5. The ability to escape
Because YA has so many different themes, and worlds--when I need to escape I can find a range of characters and worlds to escape into.
6. I like all the drama.
I love the love triangles and squares, the arguments, the angst, the dramatic love, the harsh topics, all the drama--when it's done right!
7. It keeps me young.
YA reminds me to stay young. It reminds me not to take myself so seriously.
8. The covers are amazing.
Of course not all book covers are nice, but YA covers have some of the best. The illustrations, the titles, the colors. I covet so many of them and they look great alongside each other.
9. I like series.
Yes there are series in adult literature but I love the fact that YA has so many of them. It allows me to revisit characters I really liked.
10. YA has some of the best TV shows and movies.
Of course, not all of the YA movies, and YA book based shows are good but--Pretty Little Liars, Hunger Games, and yes, Twilight are among some of my most favorite TV shows and movies. I love seeing these magical worlds come to life on the big screen.