…get these Next Big Things just right.
YALSA’s upcoming YA Literature Symposium will explore the future of young adult literature. The symposium begins on November 2nd, but we wanted to get a head start here at The Hub, so we’re devoting October to 31 Days of the Next Big Thing. Each day of the month, we’ll bring you forecasts about where YA literature is headed and thoughts on how you can spot trends and predict the future yourself.
So far this month we’ve had great posts on The Hub predicting the next big thing in YA. From fantasy to banned books to social reading, we foresee some exciting developments on the horizon. After working hard at our crystal balls, we decided to have a little fun and ask ourselves, what do we wish would be the next big thing in YA? Read on to find out what we’re yearning for, and then let us know — what do YOU wish would be the next big thing in YA?
Our Wish List
- Spies! Books about spies are awesome.
- Books about college for students in high school.
- Teen novels that talk about social issues without being a how-to manual. Books that that lead teens though challenges instead of just away from them. As with TV, too many of our books seem to glorify behaviors without ever talking out the disastrous outcomes.