Young Adult fiction is an insult to literature.
how about you fuck off
Seriously though- what kind of point is OP trying to make? That’s not even a proper criticism. That’s just tagged rubbish. It’s like showing up at a potato festival and…
Reblogging because this is important.
Also, I just wanted to note that all of the tags are for more popular books or series, as if achieving a wide-spread fanbase is cause to believe something is mediocre.
While these books have their issues, it ignores the fact that adult lit can have structure and writing problems too, and often does. Does that mean the books are bad? Not really. Think of books like people. Most have flaws, but flaws don’t always mean poor quality.
And you know what really gets me? There are a ton of YA books that are less popular and honest-to-god brilliant. I mean, have you ever read Speak, a brutal novel about a young teen dealing with depression and surviving sexual assault? What about Little Brother, where some SanFran kids get wrapped up in an activism fight against the goverment after the Golden Gate Bridge gets blown up and the city turns into a police state? What about Westerfeld’s Uglies series, based in a superficial and dystopian world where everyone at sixteen undergoes operations to be ‘pretty’? What about Cirque Du Freak, the best vampire series with the literal worst movie adaption ever? What about the kid who lives in a graveyard in the aptly titled The Graveyard Book?
I could go on for ages, so it’s best to stop here. Have you not read some of these books? Go read them. They are more than worth your time even if you think you are above tgem because they are marketed to teenagers.