Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Weigh in Wednesday
Weigh in Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Lauren at Epilogue Review, and this week's topic is YA VS ADULT FICTION.
While there are a few adult authors I really like, including Alice Hoffman (who's also written a few YAs!) and Eowyn Ivey, I'd have to say that overall I gravitate toward YA fiction. YA has always been the first section I browse in the bookstore or library, and most of my favorite books are YA or children's. I also like the variety and innovation in YA. However, lately I've noticed YA becoming more trend-based and commercial, and I'm not a huge fan of that...especially when it seems publishers are focusing on books that will translate into major movies. I actually prefer the kind of quiet, quirky stories that wouldn't make great movies, because...if I wanted to watch a movie, I'd watch a movie, not read a book! I hope that YA becomes less trend-based and continues to allow innovation in the future, but no matter what, I think I'll always love YA.