Many of you probably saw that article floating around about how adults should be embarrassed to read young adult books. I would link to it but I can’t find it and I don’t want to give them more views. Anyways, the article basically went on and on about how those books are for teenagers and adults shouldn’t be reading them. Blah blah blah.
So my question for you is:
How do you feel about young adult books? Should adults be reading them?
I am 20 years old and I still LOVE to read young adult books. Even better, I also will read some middle grade books once and a while too. Why should I be judged for that. I judge people for not reading in general. Who cares what you’re reading.
Another point I though of was how come we’re judged when we read young adult books, but when the movie comes out it’s perfectly acceptable? The article specifically picked on Twilight and Divergent. First of all them compared the two (who does that?). And why do they get judged but The Hunger Games is a huge series that everyone has seen? Harry Potter as well! Why is that ok but reading it isn’t?
Plus aren’t books put in the young adult category because the main character is a teenager? Same with middle grade and adult. That doesn’t mean the main target is for that age. There was a statistic floating around saying that the majority of young adult readers were over 30. Take that world!
I really just don’t understand people sometimes.
Question: What do you guys think? Should adults be embarrassed because they read ya? What about those who even read middle grade? Why do you think we’re being judged for it?