But not everyone is so enthusiastic about reading. Some find it a chore, some find it boring, some would just rather see it on a screen. Like any other hobby, reading isn't for everyone. Still, I like to force my love for reading on friends and family whenever I can. And recently I've discovered that YA is fantastic for successfully enticing people to read--or read more.
My boyfriend, who is just not that into reading, used to ignore my "you should read this" nagging. But one day this past summer, I managed to catch him in a bored moment, and enticed him with The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I mean, how could he not be interested when I described it as "teens killing each other for an audience's entertainment"? He loved it, and I've convinced him to read several more books since.
He's not the only one I've gotten hooked on reading YA, either. There's something about YA, with its tight writing and wide variety of themes. So next time you talk to someone who's not a reading enthusiast, try suggesting one of your favorite YA books, and see what happens.
You never know.