“The Power of Young Adult Fiction”

A New York Times “Room For Debate” article and discussion:

The remarkable box office success of “The Hunger Games,” based on the first of a trilogy of books that have sold 23 million copies, demonstrates the power of young adult fiction and its passionate fans. The number of young adult titles published last year was up nearly a third since 2008, to almost 10,000, according to Bowker Books In Print. The genre’s appeal has spread beyond teenage readers. Why has young adult fiction become such a phenomenon — even with older adults?

For the rest of the article and discussion, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/28/the-power-of-young-adult-fiction

One thought on ““The Power of Young Adult Fiction”

  1. I thought about blogging about this. I thought it was a really interesting question, but I was disappointed that most of the participants were YA authors. I did think the number of times they brought up “The Book Thief” was super interesting. Anyways, I’m going to keep reading young adult fiction no matter how old I get.

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