Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The characteristics of young adult horror fiction include literary conventions, incidents and patterns that are unique to the genre and appealing to the reader. This researcher investigated the trends, patterns, and conventions of young adult novels which make these novels appealing to the reader. This researcher made this investigation using a quantitative content analysis of the young adult horror literature. The researcher chose the books based on the availability of the book, by using the keywords horror, supernatural, occult, gothic, and vampire. The whole book was then analyzed for the trends, patterns, and conventions which it contained.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2002 Melissa A. Buelow
Buelow, Melissa A., "Trends, patterns, and characteristics of young adult horror fiction" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1904.