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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation young adult

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  • noun metrology Symbol for the yottaampere, an SI unit of frequency equal to 1024 amperes.
  • initialism Youth Authority
  • initialism young adult

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Examples

  • Ya know, if what she liked about Twilight was the "buzz" it gave her, then I have to say that in terms of its affect, as well as in regard to its structure and content, Twilight reminds me of nothign so much as a YA version of a paranormal romance novel.

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  • Over at Futurismic, Jonathan McCalmont looks at the entanglement of science fiction with Young Adult literature, and wonders whether YA is the latest victim of science fiction's aggressive expansionist tendencies: "SF has proved itself not only to be a survivor but also a voracious predator and a cunning diplomat, endlessly subsuming or allying itself with smaller and related sub-cultures."

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  • Over at Futurismic, Jonathan McCalmont looks at the entanglement of science fiction with Young Adult literature, and wonders whether YA is the latest victim of science fiction's aggressive expansionist tendencies: "SF has proved itself not only to be a survivor but also a voracious predator and a cunning diplomat, endlessly subsuming or allying itself with smaller and related sub-cultures."

    May 2008

  • I notice we have a lot of children's books ( 'YA' is Latin for 'children's book'), and I'm not sure what to expect from 'magic realism'.

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  • "YA" is shorthand in bookstores and libraries for "Young Adult" and covers the novels written to appeal to a teen audience.

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  • "YA" is shorthand in bookstores and libraries for "Young Adult" and covers the novels written to appeal to a teen audience.

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  • I like the bit where she says "The distinct theme of this novel is 'it's okay if you're not sure' - not an issue that's common in YA literature at the moment, but which is masterfully handled in Pink."

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  • I attended an online chatroom in YA for Obama during one of the Presidential Debates, and found the room full of not just Americans, but British kids up past their bed time and Australians in the computer room at school on their lunch break.

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  • I like the bit where she says "The distinct theme of this novel is 'it's okay if you're not sure' - not an issue that's common in YA literature at the moment, but which is masterfully handled in Pink."

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Collen Lindsay on Taking names and kicking ass in YA book deals this month. io9 starts a short story club.

    April 2010

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