She passes this on to me so I can read about all the latest books. I am 14, and read everything I can find. I loved the Twilight Saga but soon became bored of the endless rows of vampire novels on shop bookshelves. Can you recommend anything at all which could provide a wonderful story for me to engross myself in? A I have picked out lots of books for teenagers over the past few weeks, from classy new historical fiction to schlocky novels about paranormal and dystopian worlds with which — as you note — the market has become absolutely saturated. Novels such as The Hunger Games trilogy and the Twilight series are good at capturing the moment.
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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. Young adult fiction was developed to soften the transition between children's novels and adult literature. The history of young adult literature is tied to the history of how childhood and young adulthood has been perceived.
These classic books, by literary legends like Harper Lee and J. Salinger and modern novelists including J. K Rowling and John Green , will show your teenager the best that being a bookworm has to offer. Hinton set the groundwork for YA fiction when she wrote The Outsiders in high school. It's been 20 years, but anything new out of Hogwarts still makes teens go wild.
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