Why adults shouldn't be ashamed to read YA fiction

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  • Random Redlands, CA
    June 6, 2014 8:37 p.m.

    I read YA because I want the story, not the drama. Many books marketed to adults have nothing but characters who are constantly sleeping with someone other than their spouse, or contemplating doing so. I'll take Harry Potter over 50 Shades any day of the week. Hmmm. Maybe I don't even go as high as YA. Maybe I top out at about 5th grade level!

  • Crusader Layton, UT
    June 6, 2014 4:05 p.m.

    A good book is a good book regardless of genre. The books that cjb mention are classics with well developed characters. Many young adult books have very shallow character development (Divergent).

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 6, 2014 3:33 p.m.

    Some of the best books I've read are children's books. Shane, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Laura Ingles Wilder series of books. Another great book, but not a children's book is Le Miserables. It wouldn't occur to me to be ashamed for any of these books. I feel blessed that there are people in this world with the talent and who have taken the time and effort to write them. We have a great culture available to us for the grasping.