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52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Check out the Young Adult selection for teen readers. Number 37 in a series of uses for your library card.

Your Great River Regional Library staff have separated the young adult (YA) books into their own section, so they are easy to find. The library spine label for the young adult books begins with YA. What could be easier?

YA fiction is written to appeal to readers from about 12 to 20 years old. It usually has a teenage protagonist and deals with problems most teens can identify with. Classic examples include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Some commentators say the modern YA novel began in 1967 with The Outsiders, a gritty story about street gangs. Since then, YA authors have found ways to place their characters in all the settings of adult fiction: mysteries, science fiction, westerns, fantasy, etc. Some of the bestselling books of all time are modern YA books, including the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series.

If you’re part of the YA target audience (and even if you’re not) browse the YA section when you’re at the library. You'll see some of the most interesting fiction published today.