As you guys can tell, I still read a lot of Young Adult Literature. Yes. I am 22 years old and I still enjoy reading Young Adult Lit. While I am way more picky about how I rate my books, and what I enjoy reading, I still enjoy reading this genre.
I actually took a Young Adult Lit class in college last semester. I honestly loved this course. I got to have amazing discussions about books that are new to the market, while also reading classic Young Adult Lit books. We also had the discussion of what exactly makes a book fit into that genre.
Our professor gave us an article that taught us what made a book fit into that category. Librarians were the ones to create this genre. They categorized books that they thought were appropriate for that age group. Young Adult Literature typically ranges between the ages of 14-19, give or take a few years. You know what age group buys the most Young Adult Lit books? Adults between the ages of 20-34.
Young Adult Literature books are just fiction books. A lot of the protagonists are young, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that these books are only meant to be read by young adults. Some of the themes that are interwoven within the books are extremely complex. There are certain books within the genre that I actually feel might be too mature for the audience that is being targeted. Therefore, to answer the question above, there is no such thing as being too old for Young Adult Lit!
If you ever felt bad for reading this genre of literature, I hope this helped you out a bit. Don’t ever feel ashamed for reading what interests you! I hope you guys have an amazing day/night!
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