While book sales for Adult hardcovers fell quite a bit over the past few years, YA book sales have made an enormous jump and a good portion of those sales are to adults. So why are so many adults enthralled with this genre? Just thinking back to those teenage years can bring on a case of cringing rivaled only by the uncomfortableness of watching poorly scripted reality tv. There was the awkwardness, self-doubt, acne, Algebra (that might just have been me, though). Most people will quickly agree it isn't a time they would want to relive. But there's an excitement in YA literature. First loves. Tough choices. Precious moments strung together that help define character. The plots are quick, but complex. The characters rich and beautifully flawed. And anyone who thinks the writing in YA isn't on par with adult literature hasn't read enough in the genre.
Growing older usually equates to more responsibility, bills, weaker vision, and stronger coffee. But it doesn't mean we don't crave writing that elicits excitement.
Check out this list of Top 10 YA Books Recommended for Adults. Any books you think should have made the list?