January 29th, 2010

YA vs. Adult

Here's a question.

What is the difference between YA and adult (and not the x-rated variety)?  I've read a lot of books in the YA section of the library.  For the most part they are good.  And I've read a lot in the adult sections.  They are hard to tell apart unless the adult is very graphic in gore or sex.

So, what is the real/main difference?