- a teenager (used especially by publishers and librarians).
- a person in the early years of adulthood.
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Examples from the Web for young adult
What do you look for in a great first line/first page/first chapter of a young-adult novel?How We Write (Husband and Wife Edition): Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown
January 2, 2013
No one asked the deeper question: why is abstinence the only theologically credible approach to young-adult sexuality?Evangelicals Struggle to Address Premarital Sex and Abortion
July 13, 2012
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines By Nic Sheff Tweak is a modern memoir of adolescent and young-adult drug addiction.11 Books of Drug-Fueled Escapades
Brian H. Bookman
June 29, 2012
You have written memoirs, humorous essays, fiction, and now young-adult fiction.Jennifer Finney Boylan’s ‘How I Write’ Interview
June 20, 2012
In young-adult literature, women have kicked him aside, with Twilight and The Hunger Games setting the tone.The End of the White Outsider
July 25, 2011