What Is and Is Not Important to Me When Reading Ya Fiction
- •Important: seminal high school moments.I'm talking Prom, HoCo, graduation, etc. especially parties and dances. My high school didn't have dances so I can still dream poetically about their magic.
- •Not Important: narration type.First person? Third person? I like them all.
- •Important: character names.Quirky preferred. Cutesy abhorred. I like them to have memorable, uncommon names. Positive examples: Finch and Violet, Augustus and Hazel, Naila and Saif. Negative examples: Tris and Four.
- •Semi-Important: genre.I like what I like. Romantic Comedy, Historical Fiction, Road Trip Books, Adventure, Mystery: you're in. Dystopian: rarely in. Fantasy, Melodrama: you're probably out.
- •Not important: character gender.Obvi.
- •Important: character age.Sixteen is usually a hard cut off for me. I find it hard to relate to teens who can't drive.
- •Important: reviews.I'm a busy young adult. I want to love every book I read. This means I'm referencing Goodreads, blogs, year end lists, and BookTube when perusing the library's catalogue.
- •Not important: haterzz.I am 21 years old. I am a young adult.