Where do you all shelve the 4th book of McCafferty's series? I have it in the adult section while the first 3 (Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, Charmed Thirds) are in YA. I did this when I first started here after looking to see where other librarians had shelved them.
I wonder, though, about series like these. I know the main character gets older and therefore gets into more mature stuff in the 4th books. The same could be said for the last Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books... and Breaking Dawn as well. These kids grow up! So, do we expect readers to follow the characters out of the YA section and into the adult stacks?
I know the same debate started happening with Harry Potter and the 7th book.
But isn't the whole idea that kids grow up and get into more mature situations? I mean, not all characters can be like Nancy Drew and remain the same age forever, right?