Finally, an article about YA lit written by someone who knows about YA lit! (Please take note of this, Wall St. Journal, Atlantic Monthly.) Sarah Ockler, author of the wonderful 20 Boy Summer, has a piece in Woman Around Town that you all might enjoy reading: Grown up girls come out of the YA book closet. She nails some of the reasons why adult women love YA lit, like "YA spans the shelves with diverse sub-genres" (though I'd also love to see a heading that says "YA spans the shelves with diverse formats") and "YA authors write to compete." I mean, not that we needed more reasons to recommend YA lit to adults, but it never hurts to have them.
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