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Maggie Stiefvater recently posted about YA as a genre: I got 10k responses. Overwhelmingly they were 18 and up, with the vast majority in the range. They began reading me in high school and kept reading me.
But also, I write for me. Stories that intrigue me. I began publishing YA when I was That means I was processing my young adult years. I wrote for myself, which is to say, I was also writing for other young people.
However, as I get older, if I still write for myself, without considering my audience … I keep writing for the person I am processing. Because otherwise, guess who loves my books? We [need to] find another way to label them so we understand that these books embody that immediate, close POV, progressive, genre-combining power that draws readers to YA now, without taking teen shelfspace.
I say this at every event I do these days: This is really frustrating, because it limits the type of books I can write. I write characters, not age-ranges. In ten years, will I be writing YA? There will be a new category that makes more sense of the chaotic jumble of books being marketed at some nebulous demographic none of us quite understand.
Maggie also mentioned some books she loves which are adult but embody the tone of what we currently think of as YA genre …. I think … This was a huge eye-opening moment for me, because a few of these are my favourite books, and this is why I love them.
Her books always offer such unique and optimistic looks on difficult issues like gender, social equality, racism and hope. The writing is so poetic and easy to read, and I swallowed it up.
An old man who has spent his life learning how to tell stories, and manipulate perceptions. An old man who will do anything to get free. An old man, who single-handedley manages to take down an entire government from a prison cell….
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