Teen books. Published: 28 Aug YA books round-up — review.
Melvin BurgessCarnegie Medal winner for his teen novel, Junkexplores. When I started writing some 15 years ago, I was told my books were teenage fiction, but in school I was asked to speak to 11 and year-olds. Of course they might be read by children as young as 11 or even younger.
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
American Panda by Gloria Chao. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?
Sign up for our newsletters! Combining mythology, fate and and both world wars, Julie Berry spins a heartbreaking and formidable tale of love. Best friends Delia and Josie love hosting their campy creature feature show, but with the end of senior year, they have to face their futures.
Genres for young fiction, and in particular YA fiction young adult, also known as youth or juvenile fictionspan most of those covered by adult fiction. What distinguishes them from adult fiction is that the main characters are usually children or teens dealing with teen issues. Classifying a title into just one genre can straight-jacket a book and limit its appeal.
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. Common themes related to YA include friendship, first love, relationships, and identity.