Something I always say after leaving the bookstore: I probably shouldn’t have done that.
Something I always say when I get all of my new books home: I don’t even care that I have no money now.
“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods
Most of the NA I’ve found and have read is romanced based. The genre is still fairly new and I haven’t explored it much but I’m sure there has to be NA out there that isn’t so romanticized. This message doesn’t really help you, lol, sorry!
Is NA really necessary? That’s the question. Most of the new upper YA that’s coming out is so complex and amazing that it will appeal to people 17 and up. No limit. I am a 26 year old, and I never felt like there was a limit of things for me to read. I like YA, so I read YA. I like general adult, so I read general adult. There are plenty of 20-somethings writing books for 20-somethings. Just my opinion, though.
Yes I feel like it is necessary. I too like to read YA and general adult. I’m not limiting myself and I know that there are very complex and wonderful plot lines in those types of books but sometimes I want to read a book about a character who is the same age as me and going through what people my age go through. Just like YA is aimed for people 12/13-19( but can be enjoyed by people older or younger) I think NA is for people 19-27/28 on up. I think it’s a necessary category, just like YA is needed, but I don’t think that it should be thought of as limiting. Just my two cents.