Have you ever found yourself picking up a Young Adult (YA) novel even though you're an adult? You're not alone! A lot of adults these days are discovering the joys of reading YA literature and it's not hard to see why.Firstly, YA novels tackle some pretty important and relatable issues. We're talking about everything from figuring out who you are, to falling in love and dealing with the world around us. These universal themes are not just for teens, they resonate with adults too. Sometimes, reading about characters going through similar struggles can be comforting, don't you think?
Another thing a lot of adults love about YA books is the sense of nostalgia they can bring. Reading YA novels can take us back to our own teenage years, reminding us of the good and the bad times. It can be a reminder that we've been through tough times before and made it out alive. Plus, for some, it can be a reminder of a simpler time before adulting got so complicated!
One more thing that draws adults to YA literature is the relatable characters. Many YA protagonists are on the cusp of adulthood and trying to find their place in the world, and let's be honest, who can't relate to that? These characters are complex, flawed and relatable, and you might even see a bit of yourself in them. They can serve as inspiration and remind us that it's never too late to learn, grow and change.
Lastly, YA literature can be a great way to escape the stresses of everyday life. We all need a break sometimes, and reading is a great form of escapism. YA novels offer an escape into a world that is both familiar and fantastical, and a great way to unwind and relax.
In conclusion, there are so many reasons why adults enjoy reading Young Adult literature. Whether it's the relatable themes, nostalgia, relatable characters, or the opportunity to escape, YA novels have something for everyone. So, the next time you're looking for a good book to read, don't be afraid to pick up a YA novel, you might just be surprised at how much you love it!
Last year I wrote a story about a girl with social anxiety. This book is the one that doesn't sell, at all! I genuinely thought it would speak to both teenagers and adults, especially during all the social isolation and mental health issues caused by the pandemic. But the resounding lack of sales told me that readers prefer my more up-beat romantic comedies. However, it does have a happy ending, so if you're ever looking for something young adult but with slightly more grown up themes, then give Crazy May a go!
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