Saturday, November 03, 2012

Why I love YA books

I never realized that I had an interest in the YA genre until I took a look at all the books I have. Usually if it sounds like it will be a good read, I don't really worry about what genre it's in or what it's categorized as. I enjoy many different genres including sic-fi/fantasy, paranormal romance (sometimes), urban fantasy, mythology, high fantasy, and generally fiction.

One of the main reasons why I love YA books is that they are always so engaging. The characters are great and you can actually relate to them. I'm only 22, so usually the characters are within my age range and I can really feel for them and put myself in their shoes. When I read a book, I want to be able to put myself in the story and with most YA stories, I can do that. They focus on real-life issues and struggles and things that REAL people are actually going through.

I love the fact that YA books are easy to read. They don't beat around the bush and, although I've mastered the English language, I'd prefer to not read a bunch of big words and gibberish when you could just simply explain it in a few words. They're straight to the point, which is great. They "speak" to you like a normal human being!

I'm not a big fan of "adult" books because, well, reality sucks! I sure don't want to read about it! :)

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