The books are always what they say they are – I love picking up a book, reading the blurb and just knowing that I will enjoy it!
Characters are incredibly relatable – There is never trouble to pinpoint a character that I absolutely see myself in. The authors of YA are fantastic at creating characters that mirror different aspects of my personality. I am sure that is the same with all YA readers!
The covers are so beautiful – this is one MAJOR attribute that attracts me to a YA book. I will literally narrow in on the covers that are colourful or have awesome typography on them.
They make amazing movie adaptations – Love Simon, The DUFF, The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Me Earl and the Dying Girl (I LOVED THAT MOVIE!). Obviously, everyone has their own opinions on book to movie adaptations! Those movies are some of the ones I loved (to be fair I still need to read Simon VS)
The love stories remind me of when I was in high school and had crushes – all love is simple and easy in most of the books that I have read. It’s nice to read as things develop, there’s no uncomfortable romancing or over the top sex scenes that make me feel a little grossed out (I am a huge prude, so sex scenes aren’t my favourite things to read).
Sometimes the plot has amazing twists you’d never guess – they are twists and turns that I would never read in adult contemporary fiction. I really enioy the paths that stories and the characters take. Sometimes it is really refreshing to see an idea that has been adapted for YA.
Situations in the stories are certainly some I have been through myself – I feel like a lot of the scenarios that YA characters are situations that I have found myself in before. The narrator usually gives some sound resolutions that have made me reflect on the ways that I have handled these situations.
FANTASY FANTASY FANTASY – without all the boring bits, without language and words I don’t understand! I have found a genre within YA that I never thought I would ever read as I thought it would never be accessible to me as an adult.
Good advice is given when you didn’t know you needed it! – Often while reading a book I will nod my head and realise that the advice that the narrator was giving out was something I needed to be told. Little tidbits of advice about being patient or being kind are welcomed and I enjoy reading that in the stories through the lessons that are learned by the characters.
The possibilities are endless – HONESTLY, there are so many possibilities of stories and characters and plots and romances and heartbreak that can be written in the form of a YA novel. I love that there are so many things that can be explored through these stories and it only increases my love for them.
What are some of the reasons that you love YA? Leave a comment down below!