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YA Tower: An Introduction

TSPR-YAtowerAs someone who studied and has a MA in Children’s Literature, I’ve always had a great love for young adult literature. Perhaps it is the “I” perspective at times or maybe it just comes down to coming of age tales. Growing up with TV shows like Road to Avonlea and books like L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon, I appreciate stories about becoming an adult: first love that feels like the most important part of the world and the realization that transitioning into an adult isn’t as easy as you hoped it would be.

For many of us adults, reading YA transports us back into those nostalgic feelings and memories for those days since gone. For those still experiencing young adulthood, it becomes about finding those voices you relate to. Whether you are or an adult or teen, I want YA Tower to be for everyone. I want it to be an oasis into the world of this genre, much like a hidden tower and a girl who watches stories down below in the hopes she can join the unknown characters in the distance, to become a part of their stories. So, I hope you join me as we review YA books (or TV Shows and Films adapted from books) that I warn will most likely be less realism and more fantasy, interview YA authors, and just talk about YA in general.

Side Note:  I re-categorized some older posts, so everything about  YA on this site can easily be found!

What is your favorite YA book or books? Sound off in the comments…


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By on October 3rd, 2014

About Autumn Topping

In second grade, Autumn wrote her first story, “The Spinach Monster,” and hasn't stopped writing since. Intrigued by the tales her grandmother told of vampires, witches, and ghosts as a girl, she's always been drawn to the fantastic. Later, Autumn studied English and Creative Writing (continuing her love for classic literature and everything old-fashioned) and graduated with an MA in Children’s Literature and an MS in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. Currently, she co-runs this lovely blog and works as a YA Librarian.

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