YA fiction = life by immersion

“…YA books present the teenage perspective in a fundamentally uncritical way. It’s not simply that YA readers are asked to immerse themselves in a character’s emotional life—that’s the trick of so much great fiction—but that they are asked to abandon the mature insights into that perspective that they (supposedly) have acquired as adults.”
“No, you do not have to be ashamed of reading young adult fiction:” The Washington Post: By Alyssa Rosenberg June 6, 2014