Are You Really Reading YA?

A Field Guide to YA Book IdentificationAround the ol' interwebs, there seems to be some confusion about what "YA" is and what books fit into this category.To quickly clarify, it does not stand for "Young Age" nor does it stand for "Yeah, Anything." It stands for "Young Adult," meaning -- loosely -- "teen." It is a book category (not a genre, which is another one of my linguistic bugaboos) with an teenage audience in mind. It is not a reading level. ...more
I've fallen into the "must read every YA book ever written" trap. I think it's because I'm ...more