Lately, I have been reading a lot of young adult books. They are sort of addictive in that it's hard to go back to normal books after reading a few of them.
What I like about young adult books:
--The language is simple and easy to read.
For example, these are the first two sentences of a regular adult book I recently tried to read: "An icy rush of air, a freezing slipstream on the newly exposed skin. She is, with no warning, outside the inside and the familiar wet, tropical world has suddenly evaporated."
Huh? I had to read that like three times in order to absorb it. I am way too tired for a book written like that.
--They are never boring. Yes, sometimes silly or annoying, but not boring. Because kids don't have the attention span for boring.
For example, I recently read an adult book that was spending about 10 pages going nowhere about this random drunk guy in a bar. If this were a young adult book, that scene would've ended nine pages earlier. Or left it out entirely.
--The ones that adults manage to remember from their childhood are usually pretty amazing. I mean, if something sticks with you for 20 years, it's got to be pretty good.
So does anyone have any recommendations for a really amazing young adult books? If you want to see what I have already read and enjoyed, you can look at my reading list.
Hurry, before I have to read something meant for people my own age!