Modern fiction geared towards teens roughly 13 to 18 years old. Main characters are usually teenagers or younger adults. Young Adult Contemporary is often realistic, but .
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Young adult fiction (YA) is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers, approximately half of YA readers are adults. The subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the age and experience of the protagonist.