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Skean copy The debate still rages about whether adults should be proudly reading Young Adult fiction (see Tuesday’s post with links). I was at a recent family gathering, and several of us sat around chatting about the books we had read, were reading, or were looking forward to reading.

Young Adult books and authors (Suzanne Collins, Nancy Werlin, Kristin Cashore, Alice Hoffman, Marissa Meyer, etc.) were discussed. I consider myself and the other family members who were part of the discussion to be well-educated, well-read, and definitely not “book snobs.” We agreed YA books are for all readers. So I must side with those who think Slate’s point of view is wrong.

Here’s another post about YA books and adult readers: Slate’s Condescending Against “YA” Couldn’t Be More Wrong – Young Adult Fiction Is For Everyone

Any thoughts from my readers? And remember, if you’re looking for some YA (or YA-friendly) books, check out Owl Light, The Enchanted Skean, and The Greener Forest at Amazon. 🙂

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