HOW TO READ A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL BUT STILL HANG OUT WITH ADULTS [SHOWING SLIDE 9 OF 11]

Some adults are proud readers of young adult novels; some keep their YA reading habits firmly to themselves, as if they were pilfering extra packets of ketchup from a fast food joint. However open you are about it, we know there are a lot of adult readers of YA books. For those just dipping your toes into the YA waters, the books on this week’s list are YA novels that resolutely tackle adult themes: murder, suicide, poverty, depression. If you’re curious about why young adult novels have taken off so wildly, these books will show you why.

by Scott Blagden

"Only fellow classic-movie and -television buffs will understand all of the teen's references, but all readers will appreciate Cricket's complex, lovable character and the strong adults who nourish it. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
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