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Why Adults Read YA or Should If They Don’t Already

First published on www.kindlepost.com.

Guest post by young adult author Maureen McGowan. Her most recent book, Deviants, released on October 30, 2012. In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust Glory, a sixteen-year-old orphan, must conceal the superpowers she and her younger brother possess in order to survive.

Until three years ago, I hadn’t read a young adult (YA) novel since I was twelve. Why would I want to read books meant for kids? When I was a teen, most YA novels were decidedly juvenile, so I went straight from Nancy Drew to Sidney Sheldon. But in the intervening (cough) decades, YA fiction has changed.

And I’m happy to confess, I now love YA fiction.

It turns out that I’m not alone. A recently reported Bowker Market Research study found that 55 percent of buyers of YA fiction were adults and 78% of the time they were purchasing for their own reading—that is, they weren’t buying the books for their kids.

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