Originally Posted by jhempel24
Young Adult and Childrens are waaaaaayyyyyy apart in my opinion.
Childrens = Sesame Street, Dr. Seuss, Dora the Explorer
Young Adult = The Chronicles of Narnia, Hunger Games, Twilight, Maximum Ride, The Hobbit
I've always felt that "Young Adult" is a particularly meaningly phrase. If a book is aimed at 14-year-olds, then (in my view) it's a childrens' book. Let me add that I say that as a big fan of children's books. I have a large collection of turn-of-the-20th-century childrens' books: Tom Swift, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, etc.
That's the category into which I'd place "The Hunger Games"; please do correct me if you disagree.