What is considered a Young Adult Novel?
Some individuals and organizations judge each YA book differently, but here are some of the overall key points that make a YA different from children’s and adult novels.
Here is the 411
- Stories focusedfor readers 12-18 years of age. Usually in High School.
2. Language and dialogue geared towards teens.
3. Contemporary Themes: Situation that teens may experience
– Love / Crush
– Family Struggles
– Drug / Alcohol
– Coming-of-Age (Identity)
– Hobbies (Sports, Drama, School Work, Music) 4. Science Fiction & Fantasy Themes
Example: Twilight, Shiver, Vampire Academy, Harry Potter, Goddess Test
– Dystopian / Utopian
Example: Hunger Games, Divergent, The Test, Matched, The Selection
Example of popular YA authors (and some of my favorite Indie YA Authors)