Despite its current popularity, Young Adult fiction hasn’t always been the household name it is today. In fact, it’s only over the last couple of decades that Young Adult, or YA, novels have truly made their impact in the world of literature.
Typically defined as a category written for those between the ages of 12 and 18, Young Adult fiction has expanded beyond tweens and teens, reaching adult readers on a daily basis. But what is it that draws readers to this genre, and how can you implement this in your work as an author?
As an author, while your novel may be dealing with intense themes, it’s important to allow your readers that glimmer of hope as you draw your novel to a close. Life is difficult, but tomorrow is a new day. This is a theme you must ensure to incorporate as the protagonist prepares to face their final hurdle and overcome the challenges that lie ahead.