Today is the second official YA Wednesday, an international holiday celebrated across the twitterverse in praise of young adult books and the teens and grown-ups who love them.
Here at Bookish HQ, editor Margaret Bristol and I come into work gossiping about teen novels more than our fancy co-workers think is strictly necessary. But we knew there were more of us out there — men and women with careers and families and top-notch brains who read and write teen fiction. For fun. For nostalgia. For emotional connection. Because YA saves. Because good writing is good writing. Because who ever really grows out of contemplating their place in a complex and changing world?
Each Wednesday, we’ll invite you to share your thoughts under the hashtag #YAWednesday. You can use it to report your current read, give your all-time favorite recommendation, promote your new book, discuss plots and characters, or share your teen-style moments in everyday life.
Here are some great tweets from #YAWednesday so far:
#YAWednesday things I’ve read lately you should too: Girl of Fire and Thorns, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Possess, The Near Witch.
Sometimes I’m amazed by the books I haven’t read…filling a gap this weekend & reading Perks of Being a Wallflower #YAWednesday
One of the best YA books I have ever read: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly #YAWednesday
I loved ‘Call of the Wild’, but then someone told me it was a girlie book, & I was ashamed. #YAWednesday
It’s hard to choose one YA book to recommend for #YAWednesday, but I highly recommend TREE GIRL by Ben Mikaelsen–a favorite in my class.