Teen Lit: Beyond YA Into NA

New Adult (NA) books aren’t new, in fact the category has had its own BISAC codeimgres-2 (FICTION/Romance/New Adult) since 2013. But what constitutes a NA book versus a YA book? Does the protagonist have to be 18-25? Is romance required? Where are the boundaries, guidelines, and limits, if any? How are readers, and writers, responding?

For an in depth discussion, and a list of books pushing the boundaries and crossing category lines, read the full piece from School Library Journal.



Wetta, Molly. (2016, Dec 1). Categories Blur as Teen Lit Comes of Age. Retrieved from: http://www.slj.com/2016/12/teens-ya/categories-blur-as-teen-lit-comes-of-age/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=a2113e9534-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-a2113e9534-305871045#_.


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