I am a graduate of Brigham Young University where I studied English and communications. My studies there led me to fall deeply in love with literature. It is my firm belief that literature is one of God’s gifts to man. Literature brings out the human in humanity, the dreams from our sleep, and the adventure to the mundane. While I have a great appreciation for all sorts of literature, it is young adult literature that will forever steal away the majority of my excitement.
YA literature is the fastest growing genre in contemporary literature, and it is no wonder. With readers that range from pre-teen to middle-aged, young adult literature catches the attention of a lot of people.
The definition of YA lit varies, depending on who you talk to, but generally revolves around themes of the self such as self-discovery, self-esteem, relationships, etc. These bildungsroman novels can be therapeutic for young adults as they often deal with very relevant problems for 12-18 year olds.
But it is not just teenagers who are drawn to this genre. While many do move on to other genres, others, like myself, find themselves drawn back to this genre. I have found YA literature to contain some of the most interesting world building, most adventurous writing styles, and captivating characters.
With this blog I intend to review popular and obscure YA literature, analyzing these novels to find common themes, strong and weak female characters, fresh stories, and quality writing.
If you have any questions about the books I’ve read or reviewed, or if you have suggestions for me, please leave a message in the comments!