Rummanah Aasi

  Teen Read Week, a week where libraries celebrate teen materials, starts this Sunday, October 17th and ends October 23rd. I wanted to do something for Teen Read Week to show why I love YA literature. I love YA literature because the stories and characters are straight to the point. Unlike adult literature, where you have to read hundreds of pages to set a setting, plot, and characters, YA literature is instantly gratifying, which is not to say it's not thought provoking. In order to share my love of YA literature, I'm going to have a "I Heart YA Giveaway". For this giveaway, I will be giving away 6 titles from a variety of genres for 6 winners:

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
Matched by Ally Condie
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Looking for Alaska by John Green

 The Rules... 
    • You must be a follower of my blog. 
    • You must be over 13 years old.
    • Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.
    • Only one entry per follower 
    • Since some of these books are currently only available in pre-order, they will be sent out once these books will be available in print.
    • There will be one winner per book. Basically, first place will get first pick, second place will get second pick, etc.
To Enter...

Please leave a comment below and include the following information:
  • Blog follower: 4 points
  • Answer the following question: Why do you like YA literature? for 2 points
  • Bonus: Tweet about my contest (leave link) : 1 point 
  • Bonus: Post about my giveaway on your blog (leave link): 3 points 
Please add up your points - for a total of 10 points max.

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Winners will be announced on 11/5/10. 

Contest is open until  11:00 pm EDT on Thursday, November 4th, 2010.
  Winners will be chosen randomly. I will announce the winners on my blog after contest ends. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck to you all and thank you for celebrating Teen Read Week with me!
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35 Responses
  1. Kathy Habel Says:

    +4 I follow
    +2 YA Lit has characters I relate too. It's often much cleaner than Adult lit.

    7 total
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  2. Becky Says:

    1. Follower: Becky (on google)
    2. I love YA literature because it is entertaining and I can relate to the angsty characters.
    3. Tweet:!/reckalie
    4. Blog:

  3. brendajean Says:

    Great YA giveaway! I love YA because it is much lighter than adult fiction and it appeals to a much broader audience. It usually leaves me happy after it is read:)

    I follow +4
    answered question +2

    total 6

  4. Orchid Says:

    Thanks for the awesome contest! ^_^

    •Blog follower: 4 points
    •Answer the following question: Why do you like YA literature? for 2 points. I like YA because they generally have less swearing and are for the most part (depending on what you read) cleaner then the majority of the adult books.
    Tweeted HERE

    =7 points

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

  5. Caitlin Says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    +4 blog follower
    +2: I love YA lit because it really relatable and I love to read of the adventures other go through!
    +1 Tweeted:

    Total: 7

    Thanks again!

  6. Unknown Says:

    +4 Blog Follower
    +2 It is wholesome and it generally has a happy ending. I know that is corny but it completely true.
    0 Sad Day - I refuse to join Twitter.
    ... No Blog of my own. Does FB count?

  7. Marie Says:

    Awesome giveaway!

    +1 follower
    +2 I read YA because I can relate to the characters more and it's cleaner than adult books!

    ako4eggs at comcast dot net

  8. aurora M. Says:

    Blog follower: 4 points
    Answer the following question: Why do you like YA literature? for 2 points
    I love YA because it follows the heart and shows that age is not a facor when the heart speaks!
    Bonus: Tweet about my contest (leave link) : 1 point
    Great giveaway and fantastic books to pick from.
    Total +7

  9. SarahS. Says:

    4+ Blog Follower
    2+ I like to read YA because its much cleaner and much more engaging than adult literature and I can relate to the characters.

    1+ Twitted:

    3+ Blogged about it:

    Total: 10

  10. jess Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    + 4 gfc follower
    +2 i read ya lit. because i can actually relate to the characters and the romance.
    +1 i tweeted
    total: 7

  11. Fabulous giveaway!
    +4 follower
    +2 I like YA b/c everything is fresh and new. Even when things are dark, it seems more hopeful and less cynical than adult fic.
    Total: 6
    alisoncanread at gmail dot com

  12. + 4 points
    + 2 Why do you like YA literature? I don't have to be as worried about adult content that I won't enjoy reading about and find the writing styles normally much easier to read and understand. It makes reading feel so much more laid back and fun!

    Great giveaway!!!
    Emma Michaels

  13. wow! What a fantastic contest! Thanks so much, there are so many must read books on your list!

    +4 follower
    +2 question: I love YA b/c they feel more real and also hopeful than adult books.
    +1 tweeted here:

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  14. AmburHostyn Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and I totally love your button for this contest, I'm loving the blinking and different YA covers, it looks fantastic :D

    +4 - I'm a GFC Follower (.Ambur.)
    +2 - Why do I like YA? Well I love the characters, since I'm still in that age group myself I can easily relate to them. But, even when I'm not I think I'll still love them. The stories just seem to hold so many relateable elements, things that don't always seem relateable at a first glance, but when you look closer they are. Like how, in The Mortal Instruments, Clary feels like she doesn't belong, well don't we all feel that at one time or another? That's why I love it, it's easy to get caught up in a story when you can relate. :)
    +1 - I Tweeted :)!/AmburHostyn/status/27447501881

    Thanks for the chance to win, this is an amazing giveaway! :D

  15. Julie G Says:

    +4 points: follower
    +2: I love YA bc for the escapism. It's typically easy to read and doesn't try as hard as "adult" fiction to be literary.

  16. Maggie Says:

    +4 I follow
    +2 I still feel that I relate to the characters and situations, plus most of the guys are crush worthy (which I often don't see in my real life).

    6 total

  17. Kayla Says:

    +4 Blog follower
    +2 I like YA books because the plotlines are usually more open and fun instead of being heavier. Of course I find they relate a lot to me!


  18. danya Says:

    +4: blog follower
    +2: I like YA books because they're not as dense and weighty as most adult books, they're more readable, and I suppose I still feel like a teen in some ways! They just seem to be more fun :D

    Also, I liked what you said about them being "instantly gratifying." Never thought of them quite that way, but I know what you mean.

    +1: Tweeted here:

    Total: 7 points


  19. Nat Says:

    +4 follow
    +2 I like YA b/c I like feeling young and in love and carefree again.

    Thank you for this awesome contest!!

    +6 total

  20. Heather Says:

    Blog follower (under name you_were_almost_right): +4 points

    Why do you like YA literature? +2 points

    I like it because a lot of YA fantasy is just as good and complex as Adult fantasy (ie, Howl's Moving Castle) but it takes out all the raunchiness and sex and violent behavior

  21. Unknown Says:

    + 4 follower
    + 2 I love YA because i relate much more with the characters. And YA stories are just better!!!!

    total = 6

  22. BookQuoter Says:

    +4 follower
    I like to keep in touch with what the young adults read, and most of the time, I enjoy them>

  23. sablelexi Says:

    Great giveaway.

    +4: I follow through GFC as sablelexi
    +2: I like YA fiction because I get a great story with less graphic sex and less run-on descriptions (I hate weighty prose)
    +1: I tweeted the giveaway:

    total = 7 points

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  24. Marcie Says:

    +4 I follow through GFC
    +2 I like YA fiction because it's good. Great stories full of action, love, drams, what if's. It's great.
    total 6

  25. Book~Adorer Says:

    +4 I follow your blog, my google account is same as my name I just didn't feel like logging in, lol. Lazy.

    +2 Because I feel the story content is so much better. I can always count on a lot going on without the interference of graphic sex or the boring details of an office job. I like the feel of freedom YA books have.

  26. +4 I follow your blog.

    +2 I like ya lit because there's such a wide variety, it always keeps me entertained.

    +6 entries total.

  27. 4-follower
    2- I like YA because no matter age you can always feel like you know what's going on with the characters.
    3- Posted link on the side

  28. Unknown Says:

    I love Ya because for the most part it is clean (well cleaner then adult lit) and it is easy to realate to.


    +4 follower
    +2 answered question


  29. +4 Follower Lora19367
    +2 I love YA because the story is better and the sex is minimul.
    +2 Tweet

    +2 posting
    Total 10

  30. Unknown Says:

    +4 I follow
    +2 I guess it's because there are no limits, except the protags are teens and the audience is broadly teenaged--YA is a genre that encompassses everyhing from paranormal to historical to contemporary--comedy, tragedy, romance, social commentary...what other genre has this kind of depth?


  31. Tina Says:

    +4 Follower
    +2 I like YA literature for several reasons. Firstly, I'm a teen so it's what I can relate to. Secondly, it's one of the only genres I can read that can have fun supernatural elements without graphic sex scenes. Also, teens deal with a lot of issues and that allows the author the be more creative. There are romantic issues, family issues, friend issues, self-esteem issues, academic issues, etc.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. Vivien Says:

    +4 Follower
    +2 I love YA literature because it's usually really vivid. The writing is more believable to me. Even though a lot of it is paranormal. I just don't really relate to regular fiction even though I am an adult.

    total 6

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  33. I'm a public follower on GFC (booklovingmommy) +4

    I like YA books because they remind me that I don't have to deal with the petty stuff that teens deal with (one of the few upsides of being an adult). I also like that they are cleaner for the most part than adult fiction. They are just fun! +2

    I tweeted about your giveaway! +1

    On my blog sidebar! the Great giveaways section on the left side) +3

    Total: 10


  34. Kayla + Cyna Says:

    +4 Follower (Kayla + Cyna)
    +2 I like YA because it's been my go-to genre for years now, and well, it seems to be where all the interesting series are at!


    phnxprmnt021 AT yahoo DOT com

  35. +4 Follower
    +2 Why do I like YA literature? I like YA lit. for a ton of reasons. I'm 16 years old so YA books are meant for my age group, I love all of the awesome books that are YA and I find it more relatable to read books being told from the point of view of someone who is my age. Oh, and there are a ton of hot guys in YA fiction (though I know there are in adult lit. but I prefer the the teenaged boys in YA lit at the moment)!

    Total: 6

    Thanks for this awesome contest!

    Claire :)

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