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.
Today we come to the end of our month-long look at the Next Big Thing. We’ve looked at the Next Big Thing in horror, romance, historical fiction, manga, science fiction, and more. And now I’ve come to throw water on the whole project.
I give you five (possibly contradictory) reasons we shouldn’t be looking for the Next Big Thing: