RTW: YA Friends!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

We’d love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link — or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week’s Topic:

What IRL people can you talk to about YA?

Back in the day, as in just a few years ago, my ya-loving friends were like this cat’s friend:

No, not colorful, blobby, cigarette-smoking cyclops..es (cyclopi? no clue). They weren’t real!

I didn’t know anyone who loved to read ya literature. Sad, I know. But that’s started to change!

My mom took a ya literature class in school and fell in love with it. But now she’s an elementary school librarian, so most of her energy goes into MG.

I’ve turned my younger sister onto ya, and she and I love talking books.

My sister-in-law also enjoys ya books, so I love giving her suggestions.

And lastly, one of my writing group members is ya writer and reader like me, so we’re always swapping suggestions at meetings.

And now I’m all:

Never leave me!!

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3 thoughts on “RTW: YA Friends!

  1. Bahahaha, I love that last gif. And it’s so great to have people to share your opinions with. I really didn’t have anyone like that until I started blogging last summer. (I also didn’t read as much YA as I do now until I started blogging.)

    Although, it is a LOT harder for me to find someone whose opinions on books match mine. Especially in terms of book bloggers–so many of them tend to only sing praises for books because they’re afraid of repercussions. I love the ones who give strong, detailed opinions.

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