Characteristics of Young Adult Literature


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Young adult literature is a publishing and marketing category focused on

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1. Books like The Lord of the Flies are not technically YA because

2. Books like The Hunger Games or the Divergent series are part of the YA category but also fall into the broad _____ of dystopian or futuristic literature.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of young adult (YA) literature thanks to the quiz and worksheet. Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games are two books covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Three characteristics of YA literature
  • How The Hunger Games is categorized
  • What young adult literature is focused on
  • Why The Lord of the Flies is not YA
  • What young adult literature can be

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of YA to identify its characteristics
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on elements of young adult literature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how The Hunger Games is categorized

Additional Learning

To learn more, use the lesson called Characteristics of Young Adult Literature. You can review more about:

  • Characters in young adult literature
  • Examples of YA books
  • Goals of the author with young adult literature