Young-adult books are almost inescapable, even if you haven't visited the teen section of your local library since high school. Big-budget movie adaptations of young-adult books like Divergent and The Maze Runner come out next year and John Green's bestselling YA novel The Fault in Our Stars was included in many of last year's best book roundups that were otherwise full of adult fiction. It's a genre that readers have realized is not just for high schoolers. Like any new genre, it can be hard to know where to start.
Authors who write about marginalised communities are facing abuse, boycotts and even death threats. What is cancel culture doing to young adult fiction? Sat 15 Jun E arlier this month, the author and screenwriter Gareth Roberts announced that his story was being removed from a forthcoming Doctor Who anthology. He was insulted on Twitter for his appearance and his sexuality. Like Roberts, he is gay but not trans. Others made veiled threats to his safety.
Can you ever be too old for Young Adult books? That said, even the most ardent lovers of the genre can occasionally get tired of all the, well, high school drama. A relatively recent category—it was coined by St.