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Hey Adult YA Readers, Grow Up Already

'We are better than this,' Ruth Graham says of her fellow grown-ups

(Newser) - Time was, adults wouldn't be caught dead reading a book written for teens, but now grownups buy more young-adult books than young adults themselves. At Slate , Ruth Graham wishes this weren't so. "Adults should feel embarrassed about reading literature written for children," she writes. Sure, they'... More »

The Fault In Our Stars Will Make You Cry

And critics, for the most part, love it for it

(Newser) - The much-anticipated film adaptation of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars opens today, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as teen lovers dealing with cancer. Critics are in love, too—as of this writing it has an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes —with most praising its wit and... More »

Most YA Books Bought By Adults

Faster-paced books appeal to everyone, it turns out

(Newser) - It turns out you're not the only grown-up devouring the Hunger Games. A new study from Bowker Market Research found that 55% of the people buying young adult novels are actually regular adults, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Oh sure, some say they're buying them for younger relatives,... More »

Broke Aussie Author Inspires Bidding Frenzy

Rebecca James' debut has publishers seeing next JK Rowling

(Newser) - The publishing world is in a frenzy over a debut novel whose Australian author is drawing comparisons to JK Rowling (Harry Potter? Perhaps you've heard of it.). “Beautiful Malice was one of the most extraordinary manuscripts I’ve read in a very long while,” one editor with... More »

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