Okay moms, I am issuing a challenge – pick up a book. But not just any book–pick up a young adult book and give it a read! Summer is here, and I bet you have a vacation or two, or some time at the pool or beach in your future. Kids need summer reading material, why not moms too??
Trust me when I tell you that there is something for everyone in the world of young adult literature, even you : ) We were all teenagers once and sometimes it is fun to reminisce, to go back there to remind yourself what it was like, to see what is ahead for your own kids, or to just be glad you aren’t a teenager anymore! You may have a déjà vu moment or your eyes may be opened to some of the issues kids face today.
Looking for something light? (The Truth About Forever, Along for the Ride) Perhaps something weighty, or something of substance, or possibly award-winning? (The Book Thief, Absolute Brightness, Speak, Story of a Girl) Maybe a little mystery, suspense and romance? (Beautiful Creatures) Want one to make you weep (If I Stay, Before I Fall, The Sky is Everywhere) or one to make you laugh? (The Boyfriend List, Swim the Fly, Into the Wild Nerd Yonder) How about a little girl power? (Fat Cat, The Lonely Hearts Club) And let’s not forget the boys! (Whale Talk, My Most Excellent Year) Possibly some mother-daughter bonding? (Honey, Baby, Sweetheart) More vampires, anyone? (Marked)
These are my suggestions above, or take a few minutes to prowl around the bookstore, or on StorySnoops.com to see what looks appealing to you – just remember not to read The Scoop as it may spoil the story for you!! Choose something different than what you would normally read and break out of your comfort zone – you just may discover your new favorite book. So, moms, get out there and choose a young adult book just for you for fun summer reading – I dare you!!
Tell us about the best YA book you’ve read–we’d love to hear all about it!