I havent read YA books for years – it can be a fine line to write for the tweens and teens without coming across as patronising, in words or tone. That’s me reading a book as an adult of course – I’m sure there are plenty of books and authors that dont do that.
My mother read Little Women as a child and it has remained one of her favourite books into her dotage. I
read it attempted to read it for the first time as a twenty-something and hated the first couple of chapters (he’s never going to ring! get over it!). I might have to attempt to read it again now I’m a lot older and have access to an English Lit teacher willing to walk the listener through each chapter.
As for the books that are coming out right now – I have no idea what is available and if they are any good. Ok, I’ve read some of the Harry Potter books, but they’re over 10 years old now. I’ve read at least one Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials?). Apart from that – nowt.
What am I missing?