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Too old for YA books? Adults not allowed to read YA fantasy?
Last week, a blogger caused quite a stir across the internet by telling adults they should be ashamed of reading YA books. Now, she didn’t just toss out some of the cringe-worthy books, she tossed out the whole kit and caboodle. Then again, she didn’t seem to favor anything save heavy literary tomes. That’s fine for her but please don’t try to force every other adult to toss the baby out with the bathwater.
The main reason I bring this up is the underlying subliminal message that is often communicated in Christian traditional publishing circles runs along similar lines: Christian fantasy is only suited for children and teens and the only reason a Christian adult should be reading fantasy is to determine whether their children are able to read it. There is no market for Christian fantasy that…
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