Not everyone wants to be whisked away to a fantasy world when they reach for their favourite book. For young adult fiction that's firmly rooted to Planet Earth, reach for one of these Slice of Life novels. The YA Slice of Life genre tackles the issues that face teens in the modern world: friendship, romance, school life, peer pressure, sex, depression, discrimination and more.
Relatable heroes in everyday situations.
These bestselling novels, which include works by some of the most famous and well respected YA authors like John Green, Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman, usually feature teens going through the same trials and tribulations that all young people face. Set in the modern world, they are easy for readers to relate to, and feature titles that are suitable for all ages.
Unlike fantasy novels, which propel their heroes into wild situations, or historical YA fiction, these realistic works show their protagonists in settings that teens will easily relate to. It's no wonder that this genre has become so popular in recent years, with readership often extending past adolescence, as adults also turn to these inspirational novels.
Comedy, tragedy, something for everyone.
Among Slice of Life literature, you'll find books tackling issues like racism, terminal illness and suicide, as well as more light-hearted novels available too. Whether you're in the mood for a tear-jerker or a belly-buster, you're sure to find something that appeals among this broad range of titles.