(Closed) Is there such thing as too old to be reading young adults book?

posted 7 years ago in Entertainment
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I LOVE young adult novels.. I am 23 and my fiance loves them too.. he is 26.. so don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too old to like something you enjoy.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I only read kids books. I still read the Narnia chronicles.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Im 22 and I like them better than “Adult” books! I guess Im still a kid at heart…

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I agree with your friend, I find it strange for grown women to be enjoying books that have such a young target audience. Aside from the occasional nostalgic skim of Harry Potter I don’t read or find YA books appealing. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MsLittleBookOwl: No, I love YA books! They are fun, easy reads and its nice to read books that dont require much thought sometimes. I dont see a problem with it at all.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

No! I think they are great and have great stories and the only reason they are called YA books is because they don’t have anything innapropriate in them.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think a great story is a great story.  I read the first Harry Potter while I was part of the “Target Audience”, but was early twenties by the time the last one came out, and can’t imagine having just stopped because I was too old.  I also read the Hunger Games, and felt it was just universally appealing.  That said, I can’t really imagine picking up a Sweet Valley high and really enjoying it for more than the nostalgia nowadays.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SapphireSun: true, some YA really are targeted in the 8-12 range..but Ive found that many also have universal appeal (like HG, HP, CoN, Twilight)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

im a harry potter fan but the freaky grandma aged women that go crazy over twilight (and creepier jacob obsession)… yeah, thats the too old category for me. its ok to enjoy a book for any age but not to have sexual fantasies about them

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ugh.  I went to the library recently and all three books I wanted were in the teen lit section and I’m 28!  Whatever,  I read for leisure… and I happen to find a lot of the light sci-fi YA novels great.  I just finished the maze runner series yesterday… I don’t know what to start next!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I still read the Narnia books, and a collection of books I started reading in 8th grade.  I don’t see anything wrong with it.  I also read adult books.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For people that think it’s weird: does that mean it’s strange for adults to watch G, PG, or PG-13 rated movies too? 

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I hope not, because I sure enjoy them. 🙂

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