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Young Adult Literature

Montgomery Library's guide to literature for young adults

Young Adult Books

  • Explore different genres on the left!


Genre in Young Adult Books

In literature, a genre identifies the content and subject matter of a book.  

  • To begin, books are written in prose, poetry, or are graphic novels
  • These books may be nonfiction or fiction.
  • Nonfiction books include (auto)biography and informational books.
  • Fiction books include fantasy and realistic fiction.
  • Fantasy books may be traditional fantasy, modern fantasy, science fiction, or horror.
  • Realistic fiction books may be historical fiction or contemporary fiction.
  • Some books fit in multiple genres.

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