Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ramblings: YA Lit

So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about age lately, mostly because my birthday was on Tuesday (and no, I won’t tell you how old that makes me). As most of my regular readers are probably aware, I read mostly what is considered Young Adult Literature.

But what exactly makes up Young Adult Lit? I read somewhere that most people reading YA are from 10-14 years old. A lot of the stuff I read seems directed to an older audience, although those younger kids can enjoy it too. At what point is something “too old” for YA?

Hmmm… and here’s the thing that really get me: when are you considered too old to be reading YA? Librarians and teachers get away with reading these types of books their whole lives, but should I be worried when I get weird looks from my classmates when they see what I’m reading?

So what do you think? I’d love to hear your comments, so please, tell me what’s on your mind!


Erin said...

I'm 16 and I read YA (and children's) lit. And I don't think you should ever be considered too old to be reading YA...a lot of adults I know read YA, and a lot of them read children's books, too. About one third of my mom's reading diet is comprised of YA lit!

Josette said...

Well, I guess you can never be too young or too old to read anything! Books are universal and it does not really matter if you're 6 or 60. If you like reading it, then it's not a problem.