There is a trend that seems to be on the rise of full-grown adults reading books that are meant for adolescents within the 13-17 year old range. There's not necessarily anything wrong with reading young adult fiction once in a while; in between the adult fiction and classics that I read, I like to throw in some Lewis Carroll or Roald Dahl, for a good dose of nostalgia. But I know some adults who read YA fiction to the exclusion of other material.
I know, I know. People have the right to read whatever they want, and the fact that they're reading YA is better than reading nothing at all. But... why? What's causing this trend? Is it because adults are under stress, and they prefer the simple plots and easy resolutions of YA novels? Are they trying to recapture their adolescence? Or does it have to do with the declining reading comprehension of the average adult, and the fact that YA fiction is just... easier to read? Any theories?