Jave and Anthina: An Exploration of Young Adult Literature


Young Adult Literature is a fast-growing genre, with both diverse readers and content. However, YA Literature has no clear, universal definition to describe the criteria for a YA novel. The first part of this paper provides a coherent definition of YA Literature as a genre, as well as a literature review of the genre Young Adult Literature. The second part of this project involves the beginning of an original YA novel. The third section provides an informal catalogue of several Young Adult novels. My purpose with this paper is to define Young Adult Literature, examine what makes a book fit into that definition or not, and provide an original example of a Young Adult book.



Creative Writing, Young Adult Literature