4. It’s Important

I’ve found that YA fiction, perhaps more than any other type or genre of book I regularly read, is the one that presents the most challenges and asks the most important questions. Think about it; your teenage years represent a time where you work out who you’re going to be; where you first really discover the prejudices you might face your entire life; when you first fall in love. I’ve read YA books that deal with coming to terms with sexuality, transsexuality, race, death, coping with bullying, heartbreak. Not that adult fiction doesn’t address important issues in its own right, but I think YA gives us unique insights that shouldn’t be ignored.

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