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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.
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Targeted at readers 12 to 18 years old, it sprang into being near the end of the turbulent decade of the s—into be specific, a year that saw the publication of two seminal novels for young readers: S. Hinton and Lipsyte clearly were writing a new kind of novel for young adults—one of unsparing contemporary realism that met a need articulated by Hinton herself in a passionate article in The New York Times Book Review published on August 27, Teenagers today want to read about teenagers today.
One of the best things about the genre is that it can make you interested in learning more about the actual history of the time period. What happens after your life is torn apart? This is the story of a teen girl who survived the Holocaust and her struggle to rebuild her life after she is liberated from a concentration camp. A compelling look at the connection between Liberia and America, Dream Country explores the lives of five generations of a family searching for freedom.
From the ancient world to the grungy 90s, historical novels bridge the gap between our present and our past. Young adult historical fiction novels, in particular, can captivate the younger set, offering details that aren't found in the average school textbook. These stories make the children of bygone eras seem less removed—and much more relatable to the modern day teen reader.
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