Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday- YA IRL?

This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Topic:
What IRL people can you talk to about YA?

You mean there are people in my non-cyber life who might enjoy YA? It doesn't just exist at my library and online?
Ha! It's not really that bad, though no one I've met offline is as crazed as I am on the subject.
I have a few fellow-mom friends who read YA. We discuss things and they ask for my recommendations. I've been especially proud of turning a few Hunger Games fans into Divergent fans too.
The best part is yet to come. I'm transitioning from elementary to middle school mom. I've already been able to talk MG with my child and some of her friends. Many have read the Percy Jackson series, and now many have also read the Hunger Games.
Too bad the day may come when my child says I'm too uncool to talk YA with her and her friends, and would I please stop:( 
"But I write it too," I'll say, and my daughter will act like she doesn't know me. 
What About You? Who in your life loves YA?


  1. I go to a book club full of girls who love reading YA books, so that helps! And some of my friends take my recommendations, but not too often. :)

  2. Congratulations for your promotion from elementary to middle school. That's a challenging time, though. You'll need your books to keep you sane.

  3. Yeah, I wondered if your mom is reading the same book when you're at that embarassable age, whether that kills its cool factor

    WV: useass (I don't like where that's going)

  4. I know a couple adults that will read YA. I like talking to my daugther and her friends. A lot of middle schoolers read YA. I love listening to them talk about it. It's kinda cool.

  5. My dermatologist reads YA, actually--so we chat about books whenever I have an appointment!
    My mother is a retired 8th-grade teacher and my sister teaches high school, so they're both interested in YA, too.

  6. SO excited for you having that emerging young adult reader! My daughter and I bond over so many books! It's awesome!

  7. I've gotten my husband to read some of the YA books I like - like Cassie Clare's books. And The False Prince. And Holly Black's books. My parents have also read a few.