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What Are YA Books? And Who Is Reading Them?

Posted at 6:45AM Friday 01 Aug 2014

After the costume-crowded overexcitement of the first ever Young Adult Literature Convention, brainchild of current children's laureate Malorie Blackman, many authors, readers and bloggers have been mulling over what exactly it is that makes a book YA. Is "YA" the same as "teen", and who is it read by? What are its requirements and restrictions? And what about "New Adult"?


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