Discover the best books for teens from the most popular YA novels to new releases you must read. Books for young adults are written with the older teenager or person in their early twenties in mind. Young adult fiction also referred to as “YA fiction” for short describes works written for readers between the ages 12 and 18, which can emerge from any fiction genre but will always share certain characteristics specific to the young adult reading category
Young Adult Fiction? Middle-grade fiction refers to books written for readers between the ages of 8 and 12, while young adult fiction refers to books written for readers roughly between the ages of 12 and 18
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A young adult is generally a person in the years following adolescence. Definitions and opinions on what qualifies as a young adult vary, with works such as Erik Erikson's stages of human development
Another common usage of the term “young adult” is in the library category known as “young adult literature.” In fact, this is where many people first stumble upon the term “young adult” in the first place.
Young adult literature targets readers aged 12 to 18 and includes books like Harry Potter, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Giver. If you’ve ever visited a library, you’ll know that the Young Adult Literature section is one of the most popular. But the category known as “young adult literature” is relatively new.
The term “young adult” in reference to literature first appeared in 1957 when the American Library Association formed its own Young Adult Services Division. The new division focused on serving a newly-targeted population of “teenagers” (a term that first appeared in the 1930s) and “young adults.”
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