Young Adult Books

Young Adult Books

Young adult books are usually those meant for the ages of twelve and eighteen, but most young adult books are bought by those over eighteen. Young adult books are also called juvenile literature. There is also sometimes a thin line between young adult literature and middle grade literature and many books may fall into more than one categoy

About Young Adult Books

Young-adult fiction or young adult literature (often abbreviated as YA), also juvenile fiction, is fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, although recent studies show that 55% of young-adult fiction is purchased by readers over 18 years of age. The Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) defines a young adult as someone between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Authors and readers of young adult (YA) novels often define the genre as literature as traditionally written for ages ranging from twelve years up to the age of eighteen, while some publishers may market young adult literature to as low as age ten or as high as age twenty-five. The terms young-adult novel, juvenile novel, young-adult book, etc. refer to the works in the YA category.

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