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Anyone who follows my blog knows that I write young adult novels, but they’re also the majority of the books I read. Maybe you’re wondering why a uhh thirty something year old woman is almost exclusively reading books “aimed” at teens. I’ll tell you why. They are good stories dammit. Many of them discuss issues and positions I was in as a teen; first love, peer pressure, trying to find myself, etc. I can relate to so many of the things these characters go through and it reminds me of the somewhat simpler times of being young.
Also, contrary to popular belief, young adult fiction is not all fluff and dumbed down stories. Many deal with hard hitting topics like drugs and rape and depression. They can turn readers onto other authors such as Shakespeare and Camus. They give teens an escape from their problems and maybe someone , real or not, to look up to if that character has gone through some of the same issues they are experiencing in life.
Are some of the stories silly and fluff filled? Surely, but you can find adult novels that do the same thing. I think hooking a young reader is the best thing an author can do. If someone told me my books got them interested in reading, I’d be over the moon.
Since we’re discussing the love of YA, now would be a good time to mention I’m taking part in the I Heart YA Giveaway Hop! That means I get to give someone a free YA e-book! YAY free book!! It’s better than a box of chocolate and flowers that will die.
I’m giving away an amazing YA book by my writing partner and friend Patricia Lynne. Her book, Being Human is a great twist on a vampire story. It’s about family, bonds and learning what it takes to be human. I love that it spans several years, but not an insane amount of time. This vampire isn’t hundreds of years old. The story is touching, entertaining and an overall good read. It gives you that paranormal fix you need but without shoving the same ole story in front of your face. I *heart* it and I’m excited to be able to offer it to you guys!
There are plenty of ways to enter, but the only one you HAVE to do, is answer the first question below. Best of luck and be sure to click the above I Heart YA Giveaway Hop button to see who else is participating and how you can find books from them as well!
Please leave your responses and if you liked & followed in the comments below. Thanks and good luck!
1) If you could play any character (male/female, human or not) in the movie version of a YA book, who would you choose and why?
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