Hooray For YA: Teen Novels For Readers Of All Ages A good novel doesn't just transcend the boundaries of its target market — it knows nothing about target markets. Julianna Baggott recommends five "young adult" novels that will appeal to readers of all ages.
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Hooray For YA: Teen Novels For Readers Of All Ages

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Hooray For YA: Teen Novels For Readers Of All Ages

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MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

These days when grown-ups need some escapist reading, many of us sneak into the kids' aisle. We dive into the world of YA, or young adult fiction. Well, if that describes you or you actually are a young adult reader, writer Julianna Baggott has these five recommendations for you.

JULIANNA BAGGOTT: Regardless of age, there's something to be pulled from each of these novels because some things never change. As it turns out, the search for self in this world is a lifelong one.

NORRIS: That's Julianna Baggott. She's the author of the forthcoming novel "PURE." You can find details about her reading recommendations, along with other summer reading picks, at our website, and please check out the summer books page at npr.org.

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