• An Author's Life,  Why YA Matters

    YA is Everywhere

    What books have you read lately? What movies have you seen? Unless you’ve been holed up in a cellar for the past year, there’s a good chance that you ran across a Young Adult novel in one form or another. Mockingjay, Part 1 If I Stay The Maze Runner Divergent The Fault in Our Stars What made all of these books such successful movies? Was it the plot? Was it the characters? What about “Pretty Little Liars”, “The Lying Game”, and “The Carrie Diaries”? All YA novels that were turned into TV shows. Whether it’s through books, movies, television, or even just walking down the street behind a bunch of…

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