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For questions looking to identify young-adult novels or asking about their presence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. If looking to identify a story, include the [story-identification] tag, if asking about the history of the genre use in conjunction with the [history-of] tag.

Literature classified as Young Adult is aimed at readers between the ages of 14 and 21. Other names for this genre include: Juvenile novel, Teenage fiction, etc.

Young Adult literature is most often named after the age and experiences of the protagonist, commonly in the same age as the readers. These novels have close ties with other novels like "Coming-of-age" novels.

Women are far more likely to write a Young Adult story according to speculative fiction publishers Tor books, with their statistics quoting 68% of the Young Adult books in their sample being written by women.1

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When used to identify a story, include:

When asking about the history of the tag, include:

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