YA Books That May or May Not Be YA

For the past fifteen years or so, Young Adult fiction has surged in both popularity and substance. Long gone are the Sweet Valley Highs and Nancy Drews of the genre. Instead, addiction, mythical, feminist heroes and unrelenting poetic voice has been ushered into the pages of novels targeted at teens.

Sure, these are books intended for kids, but if The Hunger Games series or Harry Potter is any indication of who is buying YA, then there are a few marketing departments that need to shift their focus.

But tagging a novel or series as “YA” simply because the protagonist is not yet an adult seems a smidgen unfair. The following examines “YA” novels that we think shouldn’t be limited to one genre. Tell us if you agree in the comments. We want to hear from you, LitStackers!

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