I agree that some people believe that YA literature is childish and immature.
I think that's because these days YA is often without any literature value. Most teen books are just fluffy easy reads. They aren't requiring some great mind to read them and understand them.
No offense , if you are reading or writing them . There are exceptions , of course.
However , I respect every genre of book. It's people's decisions what they like or what they are going to like.
It's entirely up to them , and there's nothing wrong in either writing or reading them.
Yes , Of course. You gave a good example.
But , what about books , other than the Gemma Trilogy , which fall in the same category?
In most Meg Cabot books , the story is the same.
Girl meets boy , Girl falls in love with the boy , They end up together. I'm talking about many examples of YA.
Most teen romance books are the same.
I'm going to try them. Because I haven't heard about any of them before. Apparently, authors like Sarah Dessen, Meg Cabot , Elizabeth Scott, Nicholas Sparks etc... are more popular. In my opinion , the books by them are crap.
But most teens are reading them.
Hence , people who are not reading YA books , think that all teen books are involved around high school , and crushes , so I assume that's why don't have a high respect on them.