::Young-adult fiction


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} Young-adult fiction or young adult literature, often abbreviated as YA,<ref name=eweekly>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> is fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA) defines a young adult as someone between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Authors and readers of young adult (YA) novels often define the category as literature traditionally written for ages ranging from sixteen years to the early twenties, while Teen Fiction is written for the ages of ten to fifteen.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> The terms young-adult novel, juvenile novel, young-adult book, etc. refer to the works in the YA category.<ref name=":0">Intrigue Publishing, 2012.</ref>

The subject matter and story lines of YA literature are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but YA literature spans the spectrum of fiction genres. YA stories that focus on the specific challenges of youth are sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming-of-age novels.<ref>Lamb, Nancy, Crafting Stories for Children. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, p. 24</ref> According to 2013 statistics by the speculative fiction publisher Tor Books, women outnumbered men by 68% to 32% among YA submissions to the publisher, a gender distribution converse to that observed in adult science fiction and most other fantasy.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} (See full statistics)</ref>

Young-adult fiction sections
Intro  History   Themes    Characteristics    Usage in education   Trends   The young adult problem novel   Boundaries between children's, YA, and adult fiction  New adult fiction   Awards   See also  References  Bibliography   Further reading    External links   

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