As part of Library Week, Thursday is ‘Support Teen Literature Day’.
More than half of YA books are bought by those over 18.
The 30-44 group accounts for over 25% of sales. 78% of that age group said they
bought the books for themselves. Surprised? Maybe not when you realise that Hollywood is cashing in on YA fiction
with movies such as "The Hunger Games",
"Twilight" series, "Life of Pi", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", and "The Chronicles
of Narnia". Adult fiction authors James Patterson, John
Grisham, Jodi Picoult, and Harlan Coben are among those who’ve taken on teen
The following websites are worth a look. The readergirlz blog
promotes teen literacy and like social services (Operation Teen
Book Drop). Guys Lit Wire dispels the notion that
boys don’t read. The site posts lit news and reviews
for guys by guys. For
those concerned about content, teenlitreviewblog. offers Christian based reviews for tweens and teens written by moms, educators,
and teens. Teen Reads and The Hub feature a bit of everything including polls and contests.