Saturday 30 June 2012

What is Young Adult fiction for?

by Jo Wyton

YA fiction is something often debated - the whats, the whys and the well-surely-that's-a-bit-too-dark-for-teenagers. There was a nice post by Celia Rees on the subject last week, and after reading Code Name Verity, the new novel by Elizabeth Wein, I started thinking about it a lot myself.

So, for those interested, here's what I think on the subject of YA fiction - what is it for, and why is it so important?

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