Haven't done one of these in forever! I really miss it though. Book Blogger Hop is a fun meme hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books. This is a great way to discover new blogs and connect with more people. If you'd like to participate, visit Crazy For Books where she explains how it works.
This week's question is:
"Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"
Of course the genre I'm in love with is YA. YA Contemporary Fiction, YA Historical Fiction, and YA Paranormal. I started back reading YA about a year and a half ago. To be honest I can't stop reading young adult books because a lot of them still pertain to my age group (early 20's). They are sooo much more mature than the teen books that were out when I was actually a teen. In other words the House of Night series is a whole lot different from Sweet Valley High or The Babysitters Club.
I think YA is evolving right along with the teens of today. For instance, if you took a walk through a typical high school you'd probably see couples making out in a corner and hear things that you'd never repeat in front of your mom. YA is now reflecting the real deal of what's going on and not sugar coating it to make parents happy. We're talking about sex, drugs, rape, abuse, suicide......all these things are really happening! Authors don't just pull these thoughts from thin air. That's why I read YA...because it's real.
If you're visiting from the Hop let me know so I can come check you out!