To those who don’t believe in the concept of YA books for adults Alyssa Rosenberg argues in the Washington Post, “To simply give up on romance novels or young adult literature as hopeless categories of fiction, fit only for the weak-minded or young and incapable of improvement, is to embrace a kind of snobbery and rigidity about what is worthy and what is not.” So, put simply, a good book is a good book regardless of the target audience. With the added plus of strong female heroines, the best Young Adult books are great reading for any age group.