How do I make a bad YA book blogger?   
Let me count the ways.
Do you see the young woman or the crone?
I'm old, but I'm not THAT old.

  1. I haven't been a young adult by conventional standards (under 30) for about a decade or by librarian standards (12 - 18 years of age) for two decades.
  2. When I did fit the librarian definition of "young adult," I wasn't interested in reading about teenagers.
  3. I abhor some of the seminal books in YA literature (Great Expectations, Catcher in the Rye).
  4. I detest all things Twilight.
  5. I repeat myself, but I really hated Twilight

And, yet, here I am.
Why, then, am I reviewing these books?
See? Dreamy, indeed.
(Look how young they all are!)

  1. To continue to steal from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, I love reading to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.  I believe good literature written for young adults and independent readers (9 - 12 years of age, according to librarians) is still good literature when read by adults.
  2. There were some books written about teenagers that I enjoyed when I was a teenager.  The Outsiders was dreamy.
  3. For every Great Expectations and Catcher in the Rye, there's a book like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn or The Bluest Eye that I adore.
  4. I think it's important that people know there's more to YA literature than Twilight.
  5. Scratch that.  I think it's IMPERATIVE that people know there's more to YA lit than Twilight.

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