Should Adult YA Readers Be Ashamed?
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Should adults be shamed out of reading YA novels aimed at teenagers? It's a huge week for YA books as the movie based on John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is dominating the box office. Washington Post pop culture opinions blogger Alyssa Rosenberg defends YA novels and the adults who like to read them.
Your Suggested YA Reading List
Here's what listeners - and our guest, Alyssa Rosenberg - nominated as "must reads" in the YA genre. Think we missed any? Add your suggestions in the comments below!
- The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
- The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
- Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Sold and Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
- After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
- The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- The Legend of Beka Cooper series and Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce
- Feed by MT Anderson
- Fifteen, The Luckiest Girl, and Sister of the Bride by Beverly Cleary
- Son of Interflux by Gordan Korman
- The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill