Discussions & Rambles // What makes a novel “Young Adult”?

As someone who is currently writing a “Young Adult” novel, and someone who also loves to read YA, I just have one quick question.... What exactly makes a novel Young Adult? 

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My Funniest Bookish Moments // stories from a childhood book nerd

This is only my second post in this series, and I've already come to the conclusion that I was an extremely dramatic child.

Discussions & Rambles // Does unrealistic fiction influence our expectations?

Some people think that if kids experience "unrealistic" stories from a young age, they will grow up thinking that those stories accurately represent their future lives. But is any of this true?