For me, my love of YA started with the
series. I was curious. A news story mentioned the book and how it was being read by adults. I saw the book at Publix, picked it up and read the first page. I was hooked.
I tried reading Hunger Games and just couldn’t do it. Then, I discovered Marie Lu’s Legend series and Lauren Oliver’s Delirium series. The more I read, the more I liked.
I have always wanted to be a writer. As a kid, I wrote a soap opera. I even wrote a Western novel for a contest (never entered it). I thought I was going to be a journalist and wrote for my high school newspaper. When my daughter was born, I started writing another adult themed novel. But, something was missing from each of these manuscripts. Okay, a lot was missing. But, YA set off a spark. I could do YA. In order to write YA, you should read it. I’ve done more than read it. I’ve embraced YA. I’ve read mostly good, well-written stories. I’ve found favorite authors and memorable books.
What books made you fall in love with YA?