Why Can’t Adults Read YA? (Oates Product Review!)

Hi all!

Today I am going to do my usual discussion post/product review. This particular item was sent to me by Mouths of Mums. I have reviewed products from them in the past. Click here to read similar posts. I’m also going to discuss a topic near and dear to my heart: why can’t adults read YA (young adult) novels? Without further ado, let’s get into it!

As a stay-at-home mother and general housekeeper, I am a big fan of cleaning products that make my life easier. Oates is a market-leading Australian company that has been supplying professional cleaning and quality household products for the home and industry for over 80 years. They recently manufactured a set of four microfibre cleaning cloth packs. Each one is a different colour; serving a different purpose. You have one for glass, one for the kitchen, one for dusting and one for stainless steel. I like that they are organised by colour and room/use. They also feel differently to one another. The dusting rag is smoother than the stainless steel cloth which is much coarser. I highly recommend this product. I use all of them. All of the cloths are super absorbent and work well in removing grime/dust. You can check them out here.

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Now for our discussion topic. It is no secret that I love reading YA, yet I am 30 years old. On social media, people that enjoy genres outside of their age-gap are sometimes criticised. It is the opinion of some not so well-meaning individuals that teenagers should stick to reading YA and adults should stick to reading adult books. I wholeheartedly disagree! First of all, nobody ever has the right to tell another what to read. If they are happy enjoying a novel, that’s their business, regardless of who it was predominately catered towards. Secondly, there is nothing wrong with the elderly reading Harry Potter or a curious child delving into a literary classic. We like what we like. There is nothing perverse about it. I love YA because it tackles many important issues that arise at a crucial point of self-discovery. That isn’t to say I don’t love adult fiction. In fact, I am partial to a bit of everything, but I mainly read YA. It wasn’t that long ago that I was a teenager myself. I’m young at heart and can identify with many of the character struggles presented on the pages. It’s great to more YA books nowadays emerging with important themes of diversity and representation in not only mental health, but sexuality. If my daughter follows down the same path as me, she’s going to become fond of YA too. I like getting a glimpse into the material she may find herself getting lost in one day. I can’t imagine ever stepping away from YA and I don’t see why I should. What do you think? Which genres do you gravitate towards?

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post. Just a quick disclaimer, I am not sponsored for the product review above. It was sent to me for free but all thoughts/opinions are my own.

Peace & Love xoxo

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