Teen Talk

So what do young adults have to say about books?  My feature books have been from the fantasy genre and I decided to conduct some informal interviews to find out what YAs (Young Adults) thought about the genre and what the most popular genre is right now so that I can stay current in my reading and posts.

Andrew, 14

Favorite genre: Realistic or Dystopian

Favorite book: Fabelhaven

Social media I use the most: Texting or Kik

What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? I like the magic and adventures that the characters get to experience.  I think these books are easier to get into the story.  I don’t read very much, getting interested in stories is hard.

What is your favorite book in the fantasy genre? Fabelhaven

Carolyn, 14

Favorite genre: Action Adventure

Favorite book: Slated by Teri Terry

Social media I use the most: Pintrest

What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? They are not what I look for in a book but I could read it if it was good.

What is your favorite book in the fantasy genre?  I like Mountain over the Moon by Atsushi Nakajima 

Lauren, 13

Favorite genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror

Favorite book: The Immortals Series, Evermore

Social media I use the most: Instagram/Twitter

What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? I do but I don’t like books fantasy. It has to be well written and has to be VERY interesting for me to actually read.  I like the fantasy books books that have more action in them.

What is your favorite book in the fantasy genre? The Immortals Series, Evermore.

Ali, 13

Favorite genre: Horror

Favorite book: Hold Still

Social media I use the most: Instagram

What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? I like it ok,  they can be interesting and fun to read, but it’s not my first choice.

What is your favorite book in the fantasy genre? I really don’t read them.

Nik, 12

Favorite genre: Historical Fiction

Favorite book: I like the book Flush

Social media I use the most: Instagram or Vine

What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? I think of it kind of like a girls’ genre, they are books that have a lot of girl stuff in them.  I wouldn’t pick up a book with “fantasy” on it.

Matt, 12

Favorite genre: Science Fiction

Favorite book: That’s a tough question. Probably,  Michael Vey and  Ender’s Game,  The first one was awesome!

Social media I use the most: I like to text and use Instagram.

What do you think about books found in the fantasy genre? I think it is an interesting genre that provides for a good read.  It’s like…it provides a time I wish I was in and challenges that are awesome.  I can marvel at the characters and the situations they are in and how they get out of them.

What is your favorite book in the fantasy genre? The Chuck Black books, like Kingdom’s Dawn, Kingdom’s Hope, all of them were really good, really good.  Oh yeah, The Candy Store War was AMAZING! Probably the best book ever!

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