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Look Among Young Adults Fiction for Easy-to-read Books!

Not so long ago I was totally hooked onto dystopian fiction and I thought that I would never read anything else other than dystopian fiction such as GONE series, for example.

This Holiday Season, however, I proved myself wrong because I got hooked onto something different – namely, vampire fiction!

I thought that vampires aren’t my cup of tea, so to speak, and I was looking at my daughter reading vampire books as something that only teenage girls would do.

How wrong was I! 😉

The moment I picked up a booked called THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa (it’s all part of the Blood of Eden novels), I just couldn’t put it down! It got me hooked completely, and I often found myself reading late into night…

Well, I actually should have known better than to dismiss vampire books because not so long ago I started reading books about angels, and the whole vampire concept is not so dissimilar from angels after all.

One way or another, it’s all YOUNG ADULTS FICTION, and that’s the common denominator of all English fiction I’ve been reading for the last few years ❗

What’s so Special About Young Adults Fiction?

The reasons as to why young adults English fiction is so good for us, foreign English speakers, are the following:

  • It’s very easy to read because those authors don’t use super-fancy language in those books;
  • It’s written in a very friendly and colloquial way in order to relate to the teenagers audience;
  • English used in this type of English fiction is very colloquial and can be used in daily English conversations!

As a matter of fact, I did a mission last year whereby I learnt 50 American English phrases from GONE series books, and needless to say it’s a very clear indicator that such and similar phraseology can be found in young adults fiction.

If You’re a Non-native English Speaker – Look no Further Than Young Adults Fiction!

If you walk into your local bookstore and you’re automatically drawn to the bestsellers shelf or some other category – such as crime or biographies section – you may find that you can’t really read that type of English fiction for a number of reasons:

  • You may find it a bit difficult to read because of vocabulary used;
  • You may not find it interesting;
  • You may realize you need something really simple to read but you’re not sure what to choose…

If that’s the case – then look no further than young adults section!

It’s gained an awful lot of popularity lately, and plenty of adults have actually started reading this type of English fiction as well, and there’s no reason at all for you to be ashamed because of looking at teenagers’ bookshelves in the local bookstore!

If you do it online, however, this insecurity factor is totally removed, so you’re welcome to check out Julie Kagawa’s books on Amazon by clicking on the banner below. It’s the type of fiction I’m reading currently, and I warmly suggest you look into it – especially if you’re a foreign English speaker like me, and you’re looking for a good read! 😉

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  • jose

    It’s very interesting what you say in this article. As a way to learn new vocabulary I’ve been engaged reading some interesting books, the last one named ” the key to Rebecca” (Ken Follet)which I advise to anyone who likes spies books, and there is quite action! I’ve just started a new one, but downtheline I’ll consider one of those from Julie Kagawa, maybe I’ll get hooked too 🙂