Understanding Young Adult Readers and What Appeals to Them

The young adult genre continues to be extremely popular, thanks to the success of authors such as J.K. Rowling (the Harry Potter series), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), Christopher Paolini (Eragon and the Inheritance cycle), and Suzanne Collins (the Hunger Games series). While young adult books typically target readers that are age 10 to 17, the best are those that appeal to a much larger age group by integrating themes and storylines that have broad appeal. In this collection of interviews, bestselling and award-winning authors share what it means to write YA fiction, and how you can ensure your content and stories will meet reader expectations.

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