Young adult fiction (YA) is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 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.
Oct 15, 2013 · Now, as the book industry enjoys a second "golden age of young adult fiction," according to expert Michael Cart, it bears asking why young adult fiction has become so successful. The proof just Author: Ashley Strickland, CNN.
A recent Seattle Post-Intelligencer article called this the "golden age of young adult literature." Teens are buying 25% more books today than in 1999. However, it's only recently that a significant segment of these young adult books has targeted the older end of the age group--readers ages 16 through 19.