This topic is about children's picture books to middle grade to young adult novels. I must admit, I don't read children or MG books. I might if I had a child to read to, but I don't. Though I read many books in my youth, I guess I didn't really have any picture book favorites. None that I remember anyways. I recall really loving the Anne of Green Gable books in grade school and V.C . Andrews books in middle school, but that's about it.
I enjoy reading some young adult books. I've noticed that in the YA world, I tend to lean toward Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and Dystopian. Even though I wouldn't classify Shelf Addiction as a YA blog, I do tend to read a good amount of it. Diversity on my book shelf is always a good thing!
I noticed that with in YA literature, there are two levels. Books geared toward younger teens, like 13-15 years old, and books geared toward older teens, more like 16-18 years old. I find that I enjoy the books geared toward the older teens best. In my opinion, with YA series and trilogies, the characters in the start out around 16 and grow up a little more in each book. Usually, along with their progressing age, usually the subject matter gets more serious or more adult sounding with each book. Some of the YA books seem to come very close to New Adult books at some point.
If you're new to YA lit or are looking for some recommendation, I suggest any of the books listed below.
A few of my favorite YA series include (in no particular order):
The Vampire Academy series, by Richelle Mead
The Hunger Game trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
The Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare
Divergent trilogy, by Veronica Roth
Check out my previous Armchair BEA posts!
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