Post Reply For the older teen fiction novel readers, has anyone ever questioned why you read books for teens?
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Posted 10/25/16
I'm curious to know if any people over the age twenty reads teen novels and get asked why. I'm twenty-five years old and I still read teen fiction mainly because it's more appealing. I could read something more suited for someone my age but it's boring. I never really been questioned why I read books meant for teenagers but if I ever do I wouldn't really know what to say. I was just wondering if any of you CR Users have had this problem. Is it weird that I choose to read books meant for teens and not read books for adults? Let me know what you think.
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Posted 10/26/16
If someone tells me a book is good, I will read it regardless of target demo.

Like the Hunger Games books.

My old room mate's girlfriend had checked out the first book and was telling me about it. She knew they were making a movie. I liked it so much I went and got the other two books and read all 3 over the span of about 5 days.
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Posted 10/26/16
I read whatever, and no one's questioned me. It's very rare to come across people who care enough to ever inquire, and for good reason; people rarely stick within their literature "age-group," and usually choose based upon their reading ability and various tastes. So, "no," it's not strange for an adult to read "teen books." Besides, it's usually adults who write them, rendering the point largely moot.
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Posted 10/27/16

Yamstarch wrote:

If someone tells me a book is good, I will read it regardless of target demo.



^^This. If a book has a cool concept that gets my attention, I don't care what demographic it's aimed at.
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Posted 10/27/16
I am fully unaware of the demographics of the books I read, but in general people classify EVERYTHING as 'young adult', so your teen books. Everything.
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Posted 10/27/16 , edited 10/27/16
*shrugs*

Reading at all is so rare where I live (... the U.S.) that I doubt anybody would raise a brow, especially because the boundaries of this particular genre are not well-defined. I mean, people of all ages read Harry Potter, after all. And Star Wars: Lost Stars is technically a "young adult" book, but it's also one of the best Star Wars books I've ever, and I've been reading those almost since they started publishing them.
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Posted 10/27/16
Thanks guys.
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qwueri wrote:


Yamstarch wrote:

If someone tells me a book is good, I will read it regardless of target demo.



^^This. If a book has a cool concept that gets my attention, I don't care what demographic it's aimed at.


I'm in agreement with you both. If I find a book good, I'll read it.
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