Comments: 5
silverneurotic 9 years ago
I can't imagine avoiding reading books because they are aimed for young people. I count books such as Number the Stars, Maniac Magee and the Harry Potter series as some of my favorite books of all time...and I think I learned more from them then most "adult" books.
AnnaMatsuyama 9 years ago
Me too, I'm not going to avoid reading some books just b/c they are aimed for children or YA.
Don't tell me what I can't read, and I'll do the same for you, Ms. Graham. Deal?
Debbie's Spurts 9 years ago
I'm right there with you. Plus, who the heck agrees on a YA definition (certainly not authors, publishers and marketing teams seeing $$$$ in the genre nowadays).

I may be ashamed of not DNF'ing a few horrible spa uploads; but, I've never been ashamed to buy or read any genre (outside of some personal or family healthcare issues in the hopefully non-fiction books). Good luck going to your preferred genre in a bookstore and not finding YA or Urbsn Fantasy creeping in.
Sock Poppet at Play 9 years ago
silverneurotic ~ Number the Stars is a wonderful book.

One of my favorite quotes by C. S. Lewis: “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”

That's always been my opinion, too.

And I will never be ashamed of what I read. I just finished a little alphabet book called "The Hidden Alphabet." It was adorable and much cleverer than Ms. Graham's silly article.