YA Book Craze Dwindling?

In this quick article about Divergent they question whether the young adult book craze is dissipating. I have no idea what the website is that published the article (io9) but the Wall Street Journal is who they reference and that I know. Here is their logic.

“The Hunger Games” movies was so strong in 2012 that it lifted the entire category. Sales for the series, which had 24 million copies in circulation before the first movie was released, surged. There are now around 65 million copies of the books in circulation…

As the “Hunger Games” frenzy faded last year, sales sank. Publishers scaled back, releasing some 10,965 young-adult titles last year, a 34% drop from 2012.”

Interesante. In case you forgot, the movies for Beautiful Creatures and Mortal Instruments tanked. So it’s not illogical to ask if Divergent will also.

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