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Young adult fiction (YA) is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 19 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers, approximately half of YA readers are adults. The subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the age and experience of the protagonist.

About the Best Fiction for Young Adults The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

with a set of criteria for selecting appropriate YA queer literature and incorporating it into the curriculum. Criteria for the Selection of Young Adult Queer Literature he quote above by Ezra Miller, the out, young actor who played Pat-rick in the 2012 movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, captures the.

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The selection criteria included young adult novels that are (1) focused on age-appropriate characters for middle school students, (2) written in the last seven years, and (3) used in Ontario schools for language arts or other courses. The three young adult novels selected.