Tuesday, June 28, 2011

YA Books are on Fire!

Sorry I have not been posting, have had a very rough personal month, but things are starting to get back to normal. There have been some things on my mind. One thing, has been all the talk about the WSJ article about YA books. (article here) I think that life is full of happiness and sadness. Not all YA books are dark and dangerous. Children now a days are exposed to a lot of information at a young age and I think they understand a lot more than I certainly did when I was younger. I think there are a lot of choices for everyone to choose from and if a parent wanted to find a book for their child, they could with a little research and effort before going to the store.
Also, I am extremely excited about all the YA books that are currently either being filmed or have been optioned. Of course The Hunger Games, The Mortal Instruments & Wicked Lovely to name a few. And who could forget the final movies of Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga. YA books are on fire right now and I am proud to say I am addicted to them. Happy Reading! -Tanya

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more! I don't think that these types of parents are giving teenagers enough credit...chances are the teens who are reading for fun are also the ones who understand the difference between right and wrong and fiction and reality. But, even if you still are against the dystopian novels of today, go dig up some classics or ASK someone (say a librarian or bookstore employee) for some "safe" suggestions.