Excellent quote on why I feel no shame reading a lot of YA lit

Some say it’s the elements of hope and wonder in children’s books that make them special. But there are many dark young adult novels these days. Adults loved Harry Potter, though it was written for the young. In the end, it is probably up to the reader of any age to decide if this book is for him or her.
Katherine Paterson

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/k/katherinep526507.html