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Confessions of a (fairly) mature YA reader: Part 2

Why do I like YA fiction?Short answer:  Pffft.  Cuz it's cool.   Long answer:In high school I had a crush on a boy named Dave.  He had a worn leather jacket, a seriously sexy Mohawk and ...a girlfriend.  So I started an intense love affair with someone else -- Lois Duncan.  Well, her books, anyway.  Titles… Continue reading Confessions of a (fairly) mature YA reader: Part 2

adult readers of YA, mature YA reader, YA fiction

Confessions of a (fairly) mature YA reader: Part 1

Five years ago:I am in the bookstore, surreptitiously checking out the YA titles. The saleswoman comes up behind me.  "Anything I can help you find?"I jump like I've been caught stealing.  "No.  Yes.  Well, what are some really good YA books?""Hmmm.  Depends.  What age is the child you're buying the book for?""Age?  Thirty-something.""Excuse me?"  Her… Continue reading Confessions of a (fairly) mature YA reader: Part 1