5 Things We Need to See More of in Young Adult Literature

I love young adult literature.

Yes, I’m 24, and no, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that! YA lit is an incredibly broad genre and there are so many different types of stories that fall underneath this category, whether you want romance, fantasy, sci-fi, or anything in between. I think there’s a certain amount of freedom that YA authors get to have when writing about and for teens that authors of more “adult” fiction just don’t get to-or won’t-take. Why that is, exactly, is a post for another day.

Despite the variety of of topics covered in Young adult literature, there is still a whole lot of room within the genre to grow. I’ve listed just a few of the places where I think there is particular room for improvement, especially within the books put out by the big publishing houses. Click below to read my list of 5 things we need to see more of in young adult literature.

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My Twilight Phase and Book Snobbery

When I was in high school I loved Twilight. Yes, I know it’s got its problems, but 16-year-old me couldn’t have cared less. I loved Bella because she was a nobody, like me. I loved that it was set in Washington, near where I grew up. I loved the idea of a magical world existing right alongside this one. I loved the idea of an average girl being swept up in that magic.

You get the idea. I loved Twilight.

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