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Please help by editing the article to make improvements to the overall structure. This article needs additional citations for verification. YA books are catered towards children between 12 to 18 years old. Subject matters and the genres of YA correlate with the “age and experience” of the protagonist and subsequent supporting characters. The genres available in YA are expansive and similar to those found in adult fiction.
Common themes related to YA include: friendship, first love, relationships, and identity. YA was developed to soften the transition between children’s novels and adult literature. In recent years, diversity has become a defining feature of young adult novels. The history of young adult literature is tied to the history of how childhood and young adulthood has been perceived. The 1920s “was the first time when it became clear that the young were a separate generation”, yet many novels within the young category had been published long before.
The modern classification of young-adult fiction originated during the 1950s and 1960s, especially after the publication of S. The novel featured a truer, darker side of adolescent life that was not often represented in works of fiction of the time. The 1960s became the era “when the ‘under 30’ generation became a subject of popular concern, and research on adolescence began to emerge. It was also be the decade when literature for adolescents could be said to have come into its own”. This increased the discussions about adolescent experiences and the new idea of adolescent authors.