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Young Adult Literature Not Just For Young Adults Anymore

First Posted: 05/08/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:45 PM ET

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The Los Angeles Times:

Thanks to huge crossover hits like Stephenie Meyer's bloodsucking "Twilight" saga, Suzanne Collins' fight-to-the-death "The Hunger Games" trilogy, Rick Riordan's "The Lightning Thief" and Markus Zusak's Nazi-era "The Book Thief," YA is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak publishing market. Where adult hardcover sales were down 17.8% for the first half of 2009 versus the same period in 2008, children's/young adult hardcovers were up 30.7%.

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Filed by Jessie Kunhardt  |