Yep! I avoid MOST* YA like the plague. There may be an important adult message below the surface but I cannot deal with a cutsie wise as King Solomon nine year old kid who teaches all the adults around them valuable lessons. KI disliked book one of His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass) and had no interest in reading the remainder of the series. Unlike most detractors I LIKED the anti-Narnia theme but hated the method of presentation. *Planning to read Neil Gaiman's Stardust and mayhap The Graveyard Book. Can anyone offer feedback on this? Also, I loved Ocean At The End Of The Lane. Was that YA? Is an "adult fairy tale" considered YA? Any clarification, advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated!