Happy I Read YA Week!
I am proud to love great stories. For more information on this week-long celebration, click through the logo above. And because Victoria Scott’s answer to the question “Why do you write YA?” says it all, here you go:
What is the book that got you into YA?
This question is something I had to think about quite a bit, and even now I’m not sure what the answer is. There are several books I remember reading early on that I don’t think were considered YA at their time. At Borders, I don’t remember a YA section, but an expanded middle grade/children’s aisle with teen books. Oh, Borders. #tbt
The author I most associate with those early years when the genre was just emerging: Meg Cabot. I read most of the Princess Diaries books, and many of her other novels as well, like Teen Idol (which I loved) Avalon High (which I still have my first edition hardback of), and All-American Girl. Meg Cabot dominated the shelves in the humble beginnings of YA lit.
Around the same time I know I read Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies. This was followed by a trip to the store to buy Pretties, and a subsequent waiting period before Specials came out. This is the first series I can remember being fully on board for. (Besides Harry Potter, of course!)
That’s about as specific as I can get on this one! I hope everyone is having a great week. I know I missed the beginning of YA week, but I’m glad to participate while I still can!