Friday, March 30, 2012
The Lure of Young Adult Books
I am wondering what makes a writer choose to write for the young adult audience? Is it because such books are selling like hot cakes, a case of give the publishing market what is the current flavour of the month. Is it because of the need or call of the story? As a writer I can completely understand that. I mean no offence to the YA writers. Most of my writing friends write YA.
Many of the YA books I have come across are being made into movies (Under the Never Sky, Divergent, Legend, Matched, Chaos Walking Trilogy, Shatter Me, Delirium, Uglies). It’s a good sign for us writers. I have also seen that agents who were not accessible to writers for the younger audiences are now throwing their doors open for the YA and select MG books. Everyone wants to cash in on this trend.
I personally love theYA books (though I have not read that many). Maybe in future I may even write one such book myself. But, that will be in the distant future.
What do you all think of the YA trend? Is it here to stay? What according to you all is the lure of the YA books? Have you all read many such books? Which are your favourite YA books? I would love to know how many of my Blog Buddies write YA. For the others like me who don’t write YA, are you even remotely tempted? What’s your take on it?