I know plenty of you might be saying, is it really that big a deal? Well to me it is. I may be wrong…I may be right…Stick around and tell me what you think. Knowing books are marketed to this age group means that books have to appeal to teenagers. Of course plenty of adult books appeal to teens too but the reason YA books are so called is that they speak to teens.
For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way. All teenagers take stupid risks that they one day look back on and wonder what the heck they were thinking. But think of it like this: If you are on a diet and see a piece of yummy chocolate cake, are you more likely to eat it if you just glance at it, remember you are trying to eat healthy, and walk away, or if you sit there and mull over the pros and cons of eating it? The latter, obviously. Our brains take a lot longer to fully form than was previously thought.
What Makes A Book Young Adult / YA Versus Just Adult?
Adolescence from Latin adolescere , meaning 'to grow up'  is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood age of majority. For example, puberty now typically begins during preadolescence , particularly in females. Thus, age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence. A thorough understanding of adolescence in society depends on information from various perspectives, including psychology, biology, history, sociology, education, and anthropology. Within all of these perspectives, adolescence is viewed as a transitional period between childhood and adulthood, whose cultural purpose is the preparation of children for adult roles.
In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up? He may have floundered during young adulthood, but Henry David Thoreau turned out pretty okay. The buddy he crashed with, for the record, was Ralph Waldo Emerson.