So, since about my junior year in high school I unofficially swore off YA novels. Why? I’m not 100% sure…
One factor that I believe contributed to this was the Divergent series. I LOVED the first and second Divergent books but the third one crushed my dreams. As we all know by now, I HATE when books end badly, but I hate even more when a series ends badly. I don’t think that one series should have ruined a whole genre for me, though. Especially since some of my favorite books ever are considered YA.
I honestly believe that I swore off the genre, because I thought I was “too old” or “mature” for it. It got to a point to where I wasn’t comfortable being in the YA section, in fear of being judged, because others might also think I am too old for this genre. I know that that is ridiculous now and I am currently doing my best to maybe integrating YA books back into my ever growing TBR list, because I know I am missing out on some really good reads.
So what did you think? Have you ever gone through this before, or is it just me? I would really love to know.