Young adult fiction YA is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. The subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the age and experience of the protagonist. The genres available in YA are expansive and include most of those found in adult fiction.
What makes YA fiction stand out? A sort of escort into the abyss of so called maturity. Indeed, long before publishing invented the label of young adult fiction, there have always been wonderful books exploring the perilous states of youth and early adulthood.
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Please refresh the page and retry. Y oung Adult books have never been more popular. The best YA books, as this list attests, can evoke our own teenage experiences and anxieties often lurking much closer than we think and prompt conversations about everything from mental illness to social injustice.
Hinton was a teenager herself when she wrote this timeless, gritty tale of class conflict and parental abandonment. The focus was always on a single issue, not artful storytelling or fleshed-out characters. The female protagonist even sought out the pill.
This study focuses on people of colour. Specifically, this book will investigate the output and experiences of British young adult fiction authors of colour BAME authors published in the UK during the perioddrawing upon semi-structured interviews with a sample of authors. Her main research interest centres on contemporary authorship, publishing, and reading, with a focus on children's and YA books.
Young adult literature, or YA, has been having a moment for years now, since the rise of series like Divergentand standalone books like The Fault in Our Stars. One of the most popular young adult series in recent memory has been The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The trilogy — which was turned into a series of films starring Jennifer Lawrence — tells the story of Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a dystopian version of Earth where children are selected to compete in a survival game to the death.