Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Golden Age— Again

ten years back, folks talked about "this period of exceptional writing for teens" (think Speak, Out of Dust). since then, since the Harry Potter explosion and A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Stephanie Myer books, the audience for children's books, especially teen books, has opened to encompass the general public (meaning adults). here's an LA Times article about adult interest in teen fiction.

2 comments:

Lucy Ravitch said...

I think that more people want to reminisce the days when they were young and enjoy reading great literature about youthful times and it takes us out of the monotony of our everyday lives. I also like to pre-read any book my kids want to read. I remember that I read Harry Potter for the first time because all the 4th graders at the elem school I was student teaching at were glued to it and I had to check out why.

passinglovenotes said...

As a kid, I watched TV shows like the Waltons and Little House. Then I grew up and discovered not all stories had happy endings.

Sometimes grown ups need to read a book that's light and has a fair chance of ending happily. That's why I read YA. I like happy endings.

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