Who said young adult books were just for young adults? According to an oft-cited study from Publisher's Weekly , over half of YA readers are adults. Though they typically focus on teenage characters, YA literature holds an undeniable appeal for adults— perhaps because the fundamentals of life don't change all that much. You go through these cycles and experience the same things over and over again," popular YA author Jenny Han tells OprahMag. Han's To All the Boys trilogy , a hit among teenagers and grown-ups alike , demonstrates the wide popularity of the genre.
Data Protection Choices
The Best Young-Adult Books of All Time
There's a lot of talk these days about adults reading young adult novels. And why wouldn't you want to read a YA novel? Engrossing and creative, YA books are a great time. So many innovative ideas are popping up in the YA world, and there's so much to be excited about. But, let's switch things up a bit, and talk about how YA readers can get into adult fiction. Sometimes it's easy to get stuck in one arena. I know this because I used to be a YA-only reader.
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults
Whether your teen is a certified bookworm or a reluctant reader, everyone can benefit from diving into a good novel. Teens who read widely can better handle complex concepts, score better on standardized tests, and are often more accepting of those who are different from themselves. And for a lot of teenagers who claim to hate reading, finding the right subject matter may prove the difference between grumbling over finishing their required reading list and devouring a new novel without coaxing.