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Would it be weird if I read young adult fiction at 18 years old?

Asked by letmeknow17 (94 points ) April 5th, 2012

Would it be weird if an older teenager(18yo) read a book series like Warriors by Erin Hunter (I started reading them when I was younger, around 14/15, but recently thought about starting back up and finishing the books I have)?

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coelacanth's avatar

No. Read anything you want and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

letmeknow17's avatar

@coelacanth Thank you and good advice.

CWOTUS's avatar

Of course it would be weird. It would be weird to you, obviously, since you’ve brought it up.

So what? Embrace your weirdness.

marinelife's avatar

Not at all. I read Young Adult fiction myself.

Charles's avatar

Yes it would be weird. You should be chasing skirts and partying with your friends like normal 18 year old guys do.

janbb's avatar

I read everything from children’s lit to young adult to adult literature. A good book is a good book is a good book. (Plus what else are you gooing to do when you are sitting on an iceberg.)

letmeknow17's avatar

@charles ill get there man lol, but for now i think im just going to be weird

janbb's avatar

The task of young adulthood and for that matter adulthood is to find out who you are and embrace it. Go for it!

Coloma's avatar

No. Read what you like! Heck, I am 52 and I still LOVE watching all the animated videos for kids. I have almost all the Disney movies and just watched the Shrek movies again recently and the newer Disney movie “Tangled.”

wundayatta's avatar

Get a Kindle. No one has to know what you are reading.

Personally, I hide a copy of the Anarchist’s Handbook inside a book cover for The Holy Bible. But that’s just because it fits my sense of irony, not that I would ever read anything as boring as either of those books.

downtide's avatar

I’m in my 40s and there are still some young adult fiction that I enjoy. I’m still anxiously anticipating the conclusion to Antony Horowitz’s “Power of Five” series. I certainly don’t feel embarrassed by sitting there reading them on the bus.

ETpro's avatar

It would be weird to ignore a book you really enjoy and want to read out of concern about what someone else might think of you for reading it. I recently had a fling with lesbian feminist science fiction. And I am a married male. Read what appeals to you.

RareDenver's avatar

Not weird at all, millions of adults must have read the Harry Potter books?

MilkyWay's avatar

Nah, I still read the Mr Men series… and I’m not very younger than yourself.

Rarebear's avatar

Crap. I’m 48 and I read young adult fiction all the time.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Aren’t Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games considered “Young Adult Fiction”?? I’m 32 and I’ve read all of those. But then… I am weird. :D

TexasDude's avatar

I’m 22 and I love young adult fiction. I love it so much that I’ve written a YA novel myself and I have three more in various stages of completion.

Perks of Being a Wallflower is by far my favorite, followed by Looking for Alaska, Staying Fat for Sara Byrnes, Elsewhere, and many others. It’s a great genre.

keobooks's avatar

I read it at 40. At first it was for work (as I was a YA librarian) but now I just like it better. I like the pace of the books better than most adult fiction among other things.

anartist's avatar

You read what you want to read, whenever you read it. It suits where you are. Sometimes you outgrow books and sometimes you grow into them. One book that was really right for me at one time but is not now is D.H. Lawrence’s Women In Love.
Go with the flow.

Jeruba's avatar

Of course not. Read what you like.

I happened onto an online group of mature adults who read and comment on YA fiction. At first I was a little surprised, but I respected their opinions. Recently I read two recommended works myself. Watching an author manage good characterizations, description, and plot development within a narrower scope and at a generally faster pace is a good lesson for someone who habitually uses too many words.

I don’t actually consider Harry Potter to be YA. I don’t think those novels are pitched at any one definable age group. They seem to appeal to kids and seniors and all ages in between.

Akua's avatar

Read. What you read is not important. I’m over 40 and still read the “Little House on the Prairie” Books (and I record the TV version of the book on my DVR). I’m way beyond weird.

Plucky's avatar

No. Read what interests you.

MilkyWay's avatar

As a side note I think I should make it clear I’m always with my 3 year old sister when I do read the Mr Men books…. Just thought it would be best to clear that up just in case some of you begin to think I’m a bit loony.

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