Time for another installment of
“Reasons Why I Love YA/MG in Terribly Drawn Pictures That Make You Smile”
I contracted Peter Pan Syndrome at a young age
I’ll admit it. I love being a kid. And as a twenty-something, I still don’t want to grow up. In fact, I quit my job this year to go back to school so I wouldn’t have to grow up.
Basically what I’m telling you is that I think being a youth librarian/teacher/writer will allow me to never have to actually act my age. Ok. Maybe sometimes I’ll have to act my age, but I’m really going to pretend that I won’t have too.
I love MG/YA because I love connecting with protagonists. Yes, I do have to pay bills, buy my won groceries, work for a living, and probably take care of some tiny humans someday, but when I immerse myself in this genre, I can step away from all of that and relive the teens years I didn’t have (I HATED my jr. high/high school years) and I get to laugh and enjoy connecting to and remembering the good moments from my youth.
I just love the moments of freedom that MG/YA give me. Escape. No wondering about if I’ll actually be able to pay that next bill, or crazy other serious grow-up stuff.
For the time span of a few hundred pages, I’m worry free.
ps… I totally credit Anna at Anna Reads as the inspiration for my series. I love her series about things in books she loves and the fact that her list is in doodles. Though, her people doodles are so much better than mine. I should take lessons from her.
Book Talk :
Do you feel like a kid again with you read MG/YA or are you still your grown up self in the pages? If you could be stuck at any one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?