Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oh Those Angsty Teens! (or Oh Those Funny Kids!)!

Tip of the Day: Want to laugh out loud? Click on this link to watch author Jack Ferraiolo's book trailer for his upcoming middle-grade novel, SIDEKICKS.

Lately I've been reading a lot of great teen novels, but, uh, in case you haven't noticed, there's a lot of serious/dark/murderous/evil/monsterly elements going on in YA fiction today. That is why I am loving me some MG right now. Besides Jack's book mentioned above, some other authors are doing readers of all ages a favor with their upbeat, humorous MG novels. We need something to balance out the demonic faerie vampires!

So that's how I've been dividing my MG and YA reading right now: when I want something more upbeat, I pick up an MG; and when I can handle a dark premise, I go for the YAs. Age of the characters really has less of a factor on my reading habits right now than the mood the novels convey.

What trends have you noticed in MG v. YA fiction lately?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Jen Bigheart said...

I picked up Sidekicks at TLA....I can't wait to read it!

DeenaML said...

I READ -- I am jealous! I want SIDEKICKS!