Post # 1
I love reading and although I read adult novels as well, I still love reading young adult books, ie Sarah Jensen books, Twilight etc etc. A friend told me that it is catered to 12 to 16 yrs old and its kinda odd for someone in their 20s to be into it. Is that true? Any bees here who enjoy reading them too?
Post # 3
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
I only read kids books. I still read the Narnia chronicles.
Post # 5
Im 22 and I like them better than “Adult” books! I guess Im still a kid at heart…
Post # 6
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
@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
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
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
@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
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
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
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
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
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I hope not, because I sure enjoy them. 🙂