Hating on YA: Adults reading Young Adult Fiction

I totally agree with Laura, so much so that I had to share her post!! I’m 54 and read quite a bit of YA…..PROUDLY!!!


When someone asks me what my favourite book is, I bite my tongue and lie.

The Grapes of Wrath,” I say, or, “Animal Farm.” I watch as they nod their head knowledgeably and remark, “Oh, such fascinating symbolism, do you remember when …” and then I put on a strained smile, all the while pretending that I have read either of those books.

My favourite book is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and you might not have not heard of it. It follows a young woman who, on the night her mother is kidnapped, discovers a mysterious underground civilisation called the Shadowhunters, and uncovers a secret that she may very well hold the key to their salvation.

It is a Young Adult book.

Don’t grimace.

I am a life-long reader and have read profusely and hungrily, as if, at any moment, the book might be ripped…

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