Sunday, 10 November 2013

Guest Post - My Favourite Genres in YA

Today I'm very happy to welcome Holly from A DayDreamers Thoughts who's written this great guest post on her favorourite Young Adult genres! 

Firstly, a very big thank you to Fionnuala for letting me do this post, her blog is amazing! 

When it comes to reading I think the reality is that I'm not very adventurous when it comes to reading different genres. Once you find a genre that is right for you sometimes you tend to stick to that and don't journey very far beyond those boundaries. One of the great things about YA fiction is that often a lot of genres are combined into one book but here are some of my favourites:

Controversy
One of the finest examples of this definitely has to be The Fault in Our Stars. Maybe this doesn't count as a genre but I think it should. Although all books have something different about them a lot of authors don't tend to write about subjects that people argue about or are very biased. One of the most controversial issues has to be cancer though, and books The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and also Before I Die by Jenny Downham are perfect examples of this. The truth in these books and the emotion in them is very accurate - (I know this because two years ago a friend of mine died of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma) and more people should write about issues that people are too afraid to talk about.

 Coming Of Age
I love this genre because of the fun and excitement behind every single page. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the best example I can think of. I guess you could also count Harry Potter as a coming of age series as you slowly watch the characters grow, develop in personality and change and sure enough you begin to fall in love with them. 

Dystopian

I've only recently began to like this genre but now I've got into it, I love it! It is just amazing to see what people imagine life could be like in the future or what it may be like in another dimension parallel to this one. What you read in these novels can be slightly disturbing and terrifying but it is incredibly to read a masterpiece from somebody's imagination. I read the first book of The Hunger Games and I wasn't a huge fan of it, but I am 201 pages into Divergent and it's amazing. A lot of the books on my Christmas list are Dystopians.

Thank you so much once again Fionnuala for letting me do this post :)
Happy Reading! 

Holly x

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love all three of these genres too. Sometimes I don't like to follow the trends of what everyone else is reading but with Dystopian in particular, I've grown too addicted to them! Especially Divergent, it's a brilliant series - you'll love it.

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