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Why I Quit Young Adult Novels by usermane(m): 3:26pm On Aug 06
May be it its because they are truly over hyped and overrated or may be because I have just out grown them like an old pair of shoes that used to be my teenage favorite, I'll be rounding up the YA series I already begun to read. After that, I throw in the towel and won't look back at this genre of novels again.

Here are 4 reasons why I quit YA novels

1. The term Young Adult.
A young adult according to most academic sources range from 20-29 years. Generally an adult cannot be less than 18 years. With target audience of late adolescence, describing books with under 18 or 16 years old protagonists as "Young Adult" is grossly misleading, literally and practically wrong but unfortunately it has become the norm, especially with the genre selling like hotcakes.

2. Clone stories
Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Divergent. The three most popular YA series are basically the same stories. In a dystopian future of oppression and tyranny, a 16 years old, mostly female, rise against the grain and inspire her people to rebellion and freedom. It is the same story told over and over again. I have tried to read Throne of Glass too, it is still the same story, though with a little change in taste.

3. Unrelatable Protagonists
As these stories are told from the viewpoint of sixteen years old girls, and worse still from in first person narration, an adult male like me can hardly relate. As earlier state about the term Young Adult, it is misleading. Many think they are getting a book targeted to readers in early twenties, only to be sunk into a book geared towards adolescents.

4. Mediocre Writing
As the primary audience of these books are teens, the writing is largely watered down and simplified to meet the mental capacities of this age group. If you have been reading YA for a long, you likely can't appreciate beautiful prose or creative writing, until you get into literary and adult fiction.
Re: Why I Quit Young Adult Novels by chizzypresh(f): 7:42pm On Aug 10
Which site can i get the YA novels??
Re: Why I Quit Young Adult Novels by usermane(m): 5:08am On Aug 11
chizzypresh:
Which site can i get the YA novels??

On online book stores, if you can purchase. Otherwise the pdf files of the popular ones may be found on Google.
Re: Why I Quit Young Adult Novels by chizzypresh(f): 7:05am On Aug 11
usermane:


On online book stores, if you can purchase. Otherwise the pdf files of the popular ones may be found on Google.

wanna get the throne of glass novel
Re: Why I Quit Young Adult Novels by babestell(f): 2:41pm On Aug 11
usermane:
May be it its because they are truly over hyped and overrated or may be because I have just out grown them like an old pair of shoes that used to be my teenage favorite, I'll be rounding up the YA series I already begun to read. After that, I throw in the towel and won't look back at this genre of novels again.

Here are 4 reasons why I quit YA novels

1. The term Young Adult.
A young adult according to most academic sources range from 20-29 years. Generally an adult cannot be less than 18 years. With target audience of late adolescence, describing books with under 18 or 16 years old protagonists as "Young Adult" is grossly misleading, literally and practically wrong but unfortunately it has become the norm, especially with the genre selling like hotcakes.

2. Clone stories
Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Divergent. The three most popular YA series are basically the same stories. In a dystopian future of oppression and tyranny, a 16 years old, mostly female, rise against the grain and inspire her people to rebellion and freedom. It is the same story told over and over again. I have tried to read Throne of Glass too, it is still the same story, though with a little change in taste.

3. Unrelatable Protagonists
As these stories are told from the viewpoint of sixteen years old girls, and worse still from in first person narration, an adult male like me can hardly relate. As earlier state about the term Young Adult, it is misleading. Many think they are getting a book targeted to readers in early twenties, only to be sunk into a book geared towards adolescents.

4. Mediocre Writing
As the primary audience of these books are teens, the writing is largely watered down and simplified to meet the mental capacities of this age group. If you have been reading YA for a long, you likely can't appreciate beautiful prose or creative writing, until you get into literary and adult fiction.

Truer words i have never seen

At a point i got tired of the so call young adult books. i read mine online sha. Cant be buying a book i wont read twice

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