Published on December 4th, 2012 | by Devin

Maureen Johnson Talks About the Rise of YA

Maureen Johnson – the author behind such novels as 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Devilish and The Name of the Star – sits down with The Guardian to talk about the rise of young adult books in popularity – and what she thinks caused it.

“I think a lot more adults are reading it; I think that’s very, very common now, to see adults reading YA,” says Maureen Johnson, author of The Name of the Star, in an interview withThe Guardian. “And it’s certainly a battle that you see in a lot of newspaper articles and things – where people are shamed for reading YA and other ridiculous things like that.”

Check out this awesome little interview with Johnson, where she discusses the real reason why young adult fiction has become so insanely popular, even among adults. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not Twilight, or The Hunger Games. Watch the video to find out!

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