Why YA? (And What Is It, Anyway?)

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The year 1967 saw the publication of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, arguably the first book of serious literature for young adult readers.
Since then, YA has exploded into one of the largest markets in fiction with tens of thousands of new titles published every year.
In this quick essay, we explore how it a tiny niche-genre grew into a major marketplace phenomenon. More
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  • Category: Essay » Literature
  • Words: 5,250
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781311492937
About Atthys J Gage

Atthys Gage is a writer with a lifelong love for myth, magic, and books. His second real job was in a bookstore. As was his third, fourth, fifth and sixth. Eventually, he stopped trying to sell books and started writing them. He has always had a fascination for that cloudy borderline between the normal and the paranormal and spends a lot of his time thinking about flying carpets and sentient flecks of alien consciousness and other stuff like that. In the so-called normal world, he lives on the coast of Northern California with his long-suffering wife, strong-willed children, and several indifferent chickens.


Review by: Malcolm Torres on July 9, 2016 :
What a great book. Thanks for writing this. I really enjoyed reading about how the Young Adult fiction market has grown and the books that have been major milestones along the way. I've read so many of these books mentioned over the years and have a degree in English Education and Language Arts, so I know some of this but have never seen all this great information put together in one place and told like this. I also appreciated the author's tale of how he got started and continues to write YA Lit himself. As an author myself I can totally relate to the ups and downs in this writer's story. Mixing the history of the genre and his own story together really shows the genuine passion the author has for story telling and the publishing business.
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