Rise of the Ghosts: A History of YA Horror Literature

Gabrielle Steffler

Abstract


The overarching genre of young adult literature is, in itself, a fairly new genre. Consequently, the rise of horror literature for young adults is even more recent. In fact, it was not until the mid to late 80s that horror books began to appear widely in the young adult genre. This increase coincided with a more general return to specific fiction genres, such as romance, within the young adult sector

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