Thursday, November 1, 2012

Why I Love YA

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe, is hosting an amazing contest where you can win fifty signed books. That's right: fifty. So many of these books are either on my TBR list or some of my favorites! Go check out the giveaway and enter for yourself. (I know that you can all talk about how much you love YA.)
Share the Love of YA
So without further ado, my entry:

Why I Love YA
YA has made me confident in who I am.
It's authors like John Green and his brother Hank who have made me unashamed of who I am. I'm nerdy, goofy, and proud of it!

YA has opened my mind.
Where would I be without books like Libba Bray's Beauty Queens? Or Julie Anne Peter's Luna? Or Stephen Chbosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower? One of the most important lessons that YA has taught me is that everyone deserves to be loved.
Beauty QueensLunaThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

YA has given me strength.
Without Graceling (by Kristin Cashore) and Wicked Jealous (by Robin Palmer), I probably would have never have had the courage to cut my hair. This is a very weak example of what I mean by "strength," so I hope you know what I mean! 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)Wicked Jealous: A Love Story

YA reminds me to be the best person I can be.
So many of the books I read show how even the smallest actions can affect a person forever. (Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ask the Passengers by A.S. King, Keep Holding on by Susane Colasanti, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher)
Ask The PassengersKeep Holding OnThirteen Reasons Why

YA gives me role models.
It's not just characters, such as Hermione, Gemma Doyle, Miles Halter, Audrey Cutler, and Art, etc. It's the authors I look up to that inspire me. 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)Looking for AlaskaAudrey, Wait!Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl's Adventure Upon the High Seas (Piratica, #1)

Of course, these are just a few of the reasons I love YA. Honestly, I can't put down in words exactly why I love it as much as I do. All I know (as kitschy as this may sound) is that YA books have changed my life for the better and I'm really, really grateful for it. 

Why do you love YA?

1 comment:

  1. I love YA books because they inspire me to always be myself, and to always be the best I can be. They also cause me to challenge and questions things I would have otherwise left untouched, which I love!


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