I love young adult books. If you'd told me a year ago that the majority of the books I'd be reading now would be YA, I'd have said you were crazy. I was pretty much a romance and cozy mystery girl. The only YA books I'd read in the last few years were the Harry Potter series, the Chronicles of Narnia, and the Twilight Saga. I didn't have anything against YA, I guess I just basically thought I was too old to read books 'for teens'.
Then I started book blogging, and a whole new world was opened up to me. I started meeting people who were my age and much older, who devoured young adult literature and couldn't get enough. Being someone with an insatiable curiosity, I had to see what all the fuss was about. And so began my love affair with the young adult book world.
What do I love about YA books? So much I'm not sure I can do it justice. The really good YA books make you think, make you feel, make you want to test your self-imposed boundaries and spread your wings and fly. They make you laugh, they make you cry - sometimes at the same time - they make you fall in love, and learn what love really is. Whether they're serious, silly, romantic, sappy, or scary, I love them, and I can't believe I spent so many years not reading them.
I could go on and on about why I love YA, but I'm trying to keep these A to Z posts short. This is a topic I want to talk more about later anyway, so for now, I'm going to ask you: do you enjoy YA? What are some of your favorite YA books? If you don't read YA, how come?