Try asking an adult who wanders into our Young Adult section if you can help them find something, and most of the time you get an awkward shrug or a nervous laugh, followed by an "oh, no, I just like reading this stuff...
For me, reading YA is like having a candy bar in the middle of my lifelong diet. Here are my top picks for grown-ups who sometimes wish they could recapture their teen years or who just like reading about adolescence.
What would happen if global warming continued to the point where resistance to deadly solar radiation determined class and beauty? This is the future we encounter in Victoria Foyt's captivating new novel, Revealing Eden.
It is perhaps unsurprising that 25-year-old Alexandra Monir has already released her first novel. But when one realizes she also wrote and recorded songs to complement it, and that she's penning her second book, it's hard not to be impressed.
One of the most popular events at the annual book trade show is Author Speed Dating. This 90-minute event gives authors three minutes to pitch their book with a table of potential readers and book buyers.
The Potter generation is growing up, and going to work at the publishing houses and film studios that gave us our own childhood hero. And we're cheering each other on, as though Hogwarts truly is our alma mater.