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I know, I know, don't even pay attention to the date on this. I absolutely forgot to put a reminder for this after being out of town all weekend. But I couldn't pass this one up. I get to share ten settings I would love YA lit to be in!
Or really, anywhere from the 1920s to the 1960s. I LOVE that era. I think of the flappers, Captain America, the World Wars, great music, and fun. Lots of fun. So if someone could produce more books in this setting, that would be much appreciated.
I think I have read only one book set here. One. Ireland, my friends, would be a great place for characters to be! We have lots of London and other European countries, but Ireland? We can have cute men like in Leap Year, beautiful scenery, and lots of adventures. Besides, I have lots of Irish in me so it definitely can't be a bad place.
3. Victorian England
My absolute favorites series in the Adult genre is set here and really, how could you not like this era? I can't think of a single YA book placed here.
Not only am I determined to go there one day, I'm determined there will be more African books out there. Once again, I have read only one book set there and it wasn't really focused on the African setting around it. The wild animals, the village children, the safaris. Let me have something African!
5. The Carnival
Since I get Alice in Readerland's posts in my email (it's a wonderful thing), I saw her Top Ten Tuesday and ever since I saw this amazing point, I thought: YES. It can be magical or creepy or fun or all of the above. I haven't seen The Notebook. but I do know they meet at the carnival. So come on, let me have books at the carnival!
6. The Jungle
Think The Jungle Book or Tarzan! You can fight for survival, have desperate times, or be raised there or find your way around. Overall, it would be nice to read about the jungle for a change.
Usually YA books end when they go off to college. Why can't I read about them THERE? And not the crazy, wild stuff. Sure, some people have not-so clean experiences in college, but I know plenty of people who DO. So clean college. Yes? Please?
It can be Ancient Rome or just Rome. It's a beautiful place with lots of opportunities of romance!
Does anyone else feel like it's really hard to find good Christmas-y books? New York at Christmas time would be even better!
Oh, Egypt. Pharaohs, pyramids, mysteries, and more. I love the idea of Egypt. The next best thing to visiting it is to read about it.
So that's my list of where I want more YA settings to be in. What are YOURS?
To conclude, here's a song that makes me pull even more for #8.