... if you're the lucky winner.
Why do I love YA books? For a few reasons, really. One is that I got to YA in the natural course of reading and just never moved any further down the road. But that's only a small part of it. YA is filled with great stories and fabulous characters. For adults, it also provokes a fair amount of nostalgia, or possibly some "I wish my school had been like that!" or for the really harrowing stories, "Thank goodness my teen years were not that eventful". Plus, I find them a lot easier to take in terms of language choices: there's less swearing and much less graphic violence and sex scenes. YA authors have this miracle of suggestion, it seems, and leave a lot more to the reader's imagination, which I prefer.
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Do you love YA? Why or why not?