This awesome tag was created by icebreaker694. I haven’t been tagged for this but decided to do it anyway!
Rules are as follows-
- Respond to mine and icebreaker694’s post in comments (so we know if you can participate).
- Read through Q&A below.
- Answer the questions in your own post .
- Choose at least 3 to 5 other bloggers to participate!
1. What book got you started on the path of YA?
Well, I was reading YA before I realised it was YA, so I can’t remember what started me off. However, the ones that stand out are Judy Blume’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret and Jacqueline Wilson’s Girls in Love series. I read these over and over and related to the characters so much.
2. List 3 awesome book related gifs (they can be from the movies or they can just have someone reading in them) and add your own captions.
3. What was the latest series you finished?
Honestly, it’s been so so long since I finished a series because I haven’t found anything I’ve really loved. I got into the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness, but still haven’t bought Monsters of Men. However, I’ve just finished rereading the first four Heroes of Olympus books and am starting The Blood of Olympus soon so hopefully that will be the next series I finish.
4. What is one thing that you hate in YA? What is one thing you love?
One thing I hate: Multiple 1st-person viewpoints. This isn’t exclusive to YA, but YA is particularly bad for it. I don’t understand why you’d write a book in the first person and then have more than one viewpoint, because then you have to start every chapter with the name of the character who’s speaking. Then the reader has to constantly flick back to work out which character they’re reading about.
Philippa Gregory’s The Boleyn Inheritance (not YA) has multiple 1st-person viewpoints, but she actually pulls it off really well. The characters’ voices are distinctive enough that I know whose chapter it is without reading the name at the top.
One thing I love: The ease of reading. If I’m in a reading slump (like now), I generally reach for a YA novel. Even if it’s not amazing, I know I’ll probably enjoy it at least a little bit and it’s going to be quick to get through. (This method isn’t working at the moment though – boo!)
5. Take this Buzzfeed quiz (‘Are You Able to Identify the Real YA Cover from the Fake?’) and post your results.
You got 9 out of 10 right!
You’re a gold-standard bookworm! You can definitely identify your YA covers like a BOSS. Never stop getting your read on.
Sorry if any of you guys have already done this!
I also tag anyone who reads this and wants to do it 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!