"But the fact that there is so much of it presents a question for everybody in the business of books for young people. Has contemporary YA lit outgrown our caretaking? And forget their staggering numbers: why are novels for people old enough to vote even our business?"

Roger Sutton, Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2013 "Editorial: Everybody Wants to Be a Teenager."

As a reader and lover of YA and as a professional working with teenagers I find this statement interesting. On one hand I absolutely agree. Much of currently published YA has more appeal to 20 and 30 somethings than actual teenagers. But I’m also not totally on board with this “New Adult” (see Liz Burn’s "What Is New Adult") business either as a way delineating those books from ones with actual teen appeal. Thoughts?