No minimum (or maximum) age required

Ok, so maybe parents and teenagers don’t agree on music, movies, clothing, or appropriate internet activity.  Apparently, they can sometimes agree on one thing:  books. 

The “Adults turning to teen books” headline caught my eye in today’s Oklahoman.  There’s a whole article about adults enjoying reading YA (young adult) books.  Was I suprised?  Heck no! 

Right here, right now, we have a Mother-Daughter bookclub meeting (quite enthusiastically, I might add) and they’re reading and discussing Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. 

 The line between some adult and young adult fiction is blurring.  I’d highly recommend Jodi Piccoult’s The Tenth Circle to either an adult or a teen.  I’d also highly recommend some of my favorite YA novels to adults;  they read easily, they often have a strong resolution, and they might help remind a mom or dad that just because you’re young doesn’t mean you don’t have problems, stress, or *gasp* good, clean fun! 

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