Way back in the dark ages of March 2007, I had a post that linked to an article about the rise of Young Adult literature (YA for the acronymically gifted) and how the doom and gloom forecasts about how the kids aren’t reading are a little gloomier than the situation warrants (Sure kids don’t read. Except for HARRY POTTER. And Lemony Snicket. And TWILIGHT. And…)
So I was really feeling good about the land of Kidbookdom. But then in last week’s You Tell Me I asked people what they were writing, and Holy Tyra there are a lot of people writing YA!!! Like, a lot a lot a lot of people. More than I could even count. (I didn’t actually try to count).
Presumably if you’re writing YA you read YA. Clearly there are a lot of adults reading young adult literature (including me).
This week’s You Tell Me: is the YA boom driven by adults reading (and buying) kids books? Or are the kids really reading more?
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