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Use the genre color labels on the mF and YA books to find more books to love. The list of genres includes: Adventure,Classics, Dystopian, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Humorous, Mystery, Realistic, Science Fiction, and Sports Fiction.

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Middle Fiction mF

Middle Fiction

Middle fiction is a category for readers aged between 8 and 12; the conflicts the characters go through reflect those experienced by children in that age group. Stories often have to do with the characters developing relationships with other people and coming to terms with the world around them. There is usually a trusted adult figure in these books.  
Middle grade books tend to be shorter than young adult ones. Also, young adult books usually explore deeper ethical and societal problems, and sometimes contain explicit violence. Another distinguishing characteristic is that young adult books normally contain a romantic plot, while middle grade books do not.
There are many middle grade books that were not considered middle grade at the time of their publication, but are categorized so now because of age of the protagonist they portray. Notable examples are fantasy classics such as The Golden Compass and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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Young Adult YA

Young Adult

Young adult literature is for readers aged between 12 and 18, although many adults are known to enjoy the genre as well. The conflicts the characters go through are relevant to teens. The protagonist as well as the majority of the key characters are in that age group as well. The protagonist is close to the experiences in the book; the story is not told with the hindsight of adulthood. 

There is significant genre crossover when it comes to young adult fiction, and there is a romantic subplot in almost every story. 

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