YA novels have many alluring qualities, from poetic writing to deeply moving plots. Some have dismissed adult consumers of YA fiction as lazy, unrefined readers who would be better served searching for more layered, literary reads. But YA novels have plenty of alluring qualities.
I take full advantage of the longer days and warmer temperatures that come with summer. After all, summer is the perfect time to lounge on the beach, on the patio, or at the park with a book. Here are some of the best YA books to read this summer.
Morris Winners list List of Morris winner and finalists from to present scroll to the bottom of the page to view the list links. The William C. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author.
Kids today do not have it easy. Racism, climate change, school shootings, threats from global superpowers and neo-Nazism are just a few of the clouds hanging over their heads. On top of all of that, they still have to go to school, deal with friends, social pressure, classwork and the dreaded required reading.
Some of the most timeless, iconic literature ever written was written for young adults. This summer, team goop decided to do a bit of YA marathon reading ourselves. Below, our picks from newly published reads, plus long-time and in-the-making classics.
Since the end of the Harry Potter era, books aimed at teenagers have continued to rise in popularity. In fact, according to a studymore young adult books were purchased by adults than by teenagers, most of whom were shopping for their own reading — not for the teens in their life — and 28 percent of YA books were purchased by to year-olds. In a studyNielsen, a global measurement and data analytics company, noted a 40 percent growth in the US juvenile market over the previous decade, the opposite of what has been happening on the adult market.
This article is edited from a story shared exclusively with members of The Mastheadthe membership program from The Atlantic find out more. In part one, we explore why adults gravitate towards books written for children and teenagers. In part two, we hear from best-selling YA author John Green about his latest protagonist and the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Young adult fiction YA is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. The subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the age and experience of the protagonist. The genres available in YA are expansive and include most of those found in adult fiction. Common themes related to YA include friendship, first love, relationships, and identity.
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This book examines the way young adult readers are constructed in a variety of contemporary young adult fictions, arguing that contemporary young adult novels depict readers as agents. Reading, these novels suggest, is neither an unalloyed good nor a dangerous ploy, but rather an essential, occasionally fraught, by turns escapist and instrumental, deeply pleasurable, and highly contentious activity that has value far beyond the classroom skills or the specific content it conveys. After an introductory chapter that examines the state of reading and young adult fiction today, the book examines novels that depict reading in school, gendered and racialized reading, reading magical and religious books, and reading as a means to developing civic agency.