Some years ago, it could be said that young adult literature could be trusted as a safety net. One was less likely to find horrific or graphic matter, but that’s no longer true.
I like YA because it channels my inner kid, who has never really been smothered by the matters of adulthood. My sense of humor has stayed right in sixth grade. But also, I find I enjoy stories about the young figuring out life and deciding what to do. I’m not drawn in the least to fiction about the downside of being old: I’ve garnered enough experience of that, and don’t feel that there’s much more to be learned. It’s more fun to look back down the years, and “be” younger, sometimes with the insight of experience, and other times I’m taken by surprise.
Anyway, enough about my tastes: I’m more interested in yours, if you are an adult who reads YA, tell me what you read, and why? This can be old favorites revisited, or new books—anything you want to talk about.