When people say, “Publishers need to stop putting out YA novels and focus on literary texts,” what they’re essentially saying is, “All the thousands of teens who have had their lives saved by fiction by the likes of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, and Veronica Roth are less important than my personal disdain for YA.”
Yeah, books are about beautiful wording and metaphors and themes. But, more importantly, they’re about changing lives for the better. And I don’t think it should matter if it’s War and Peace or Twilight that makes you a happier person. If people want to find happiness in YA books, whether they’re gorgeously written or not, let them. It’s not that hard, folks.