YA Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the YA fiction book genre? The YA (young adult) fiction genre consists of themes, styles, and plot elements that appeal to a younger reading audience. The main character’s age often sets the age of the targeted audience (12-18 (sometimes considered teen fiction) or 16-25 years of age). The subject matter and story lines in the YA fiction genre follow the interest and thoughts of the main character, mirroring the feelings/emotions and circumstances facing their life. YA stories are relevant to the target readers. Most stories include coming of age themes or dealing with high school or college issues, or even trying to make their own way despite their parents.

YA fiction is written in a spectrum of genres.

Books in the young adult fiction genre are often 40-80,000 words in length.

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ya fiction genre book coverYA Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the YA  fiction book genre.

1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

2. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

3. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

6. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

9. Holes by Louis Sachar

10. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

11. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

12. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

13. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

14. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

15. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

16. The Giver by Lois Lowry

17. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

19. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

21. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

22. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

23. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

24. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

25. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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YA Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

Juvenile Book Genre

* Juvenile Fiction Definition

* Juvenile Nonfiction Genre

* New Adult Fiction Genre

Young Adult Genre

* YA Nonfiction Genre

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