Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Adult YA Reader

There's an interesting essay by Pamela Paul in the NY Times about the growing amount of adults who read YA. Lots of stats there for us number geeks, like that one in five 35-44 year-olds read YA for fun.

I liked this quote from author Lev Grossman: "I think young adult fiction is one of the few areas of literature right now where storytelling really thrives."

Couldn't agree more.


  1. I think so. If I watch movies I loved as a kid right now, I see how dated many are just by their pacing. Too slow.

    YA and Middle-Grade is great for us (short) hardboiled /mystery writers, since we already move at a faster pace than other genres :-)