What’s “Books for YAs”? The YA (Young Adult) market for books is growing tremendously, and with that tremeondous growth comes lots of books to read, both good and bad. With stuff ranging from sparkly vampires and non-rotting zombies to teen wizards and mutants who just want to figure out life, it’s often daunting to find what you want.
That’s where this site comes in. I’ll be writing reviews about YA and MG (middle grade) books that are sorted by genre, as well as giving a brief idea of the content (is the romantic stuff tame or out of control? Is there too much violence, or a good supply of action? And so forth) and my impressions. I’ll also let you know if the book is part of a series or not. And along the way, I’ll throw in a few movie trailers and maybe some tech news, because I like that stuff, too.
Who am I? My name is Robin Armstrong, and I’ve been an avid reader all of my life. I’ve also been a Young Adult Librarian, have studied children’s and teen literature in college, and am the father of two teenage children. In short, I know a thing or two about what makes good YA books. Please let me know what you think!