Maia, the daughter of the king of Comoros, has been banished, her rank and station taken away. Although magic is forbidden of women in her world, Maia secretly learned…and now her desperate father has sent her on a dangerous quest to save their kingdom. ~ Told in stunning graphics.
Young adult literature is anything that readers from the age of 12 -18 choose to read, not necessarily something they have been assigned to read.
Characteristics of Young Adult Literature: YA authors write from the viewpoint of young people. “I want the credit.” In many YA novels the parents or other authority figures are absent. The characters are forced to confront their problems on their own. The literature is fast-paced, the stories told as a frantic pace with emphasis on powerful images. YA literature involves a variety of genres and subjects, with about half being contemporary realistic fiction. It includes stories about characters from many different ethnic and cultural groups. The characters are no longer all white, middle class characters. There are fewer taboos about what can be included. YA books are basically optimistic with characters making worthy accomplishments. The characters are faced with challenges, which earn the reader’s respect, even if they don’t succeed. The characters show change and growth. Successful young adult novels deal with emotions that are important to young people.