@emma-starr For me, genres are simply a market term. A lot of people look for dystopias when they read, and so I’d classify it as a genre. I’m not sure if people specifically look for coming-of-age stories when they set out to read (maybe they do; I just don’t know if they look for specifically that instead of YA in general). If a lot of people do, it may be a genre, but I’m not sure if I would classify it as a genre personally.
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