Genres, such as drama, historical fiction, horror, short story, essay and autobiography, are used to categorize books. These categories help readers and literary analysts understand the purpose of the book and how its contents should be interpreted.Know More
Fiction books are categorized based on narrative style, plot, setting, characters and various other factors. For example, mystery novels contain a suspenseful plot as the characters solve a crime. Science fiction is characterized by unrealistic or futuristic laws of science, strange characters and an unusual setting, such as another planet or dimension. Fantasy often includes magic, animals and other worlds. Historical fiction has a realistic setting with fictional characters.
Nonfiction works are informative and include historical or scientific data to reinforce the content. A biography tells the story of another person's life, often an important or infamous figure. The narrative nonfiction genre is based on telling a true, historical story in a narrative format.Learn more about Literature
"Who Asked You" is a story about a low-income black family in modern-day Los Angeles. While the family as a whole has plenty of problems, the story centers most on the bickering sisters, Betty Jean (BJ), Arlene and Venetia. The bickering takes place as the sisters see their kids grow up and face various issues head on.Full Answer >
As of 2014, two books have been published with the title "Are You My Mother?" One is a children's book by P.D. Eastman that was published in 1960. The second, published in 2012, is a graphic memoir written by Alison Bechdel. Its title is an allusion to the aforementioned children's classic.Full Answer >
"Where She Went" is the second book in the "If I Stay" series written by Gayle Forman. The book is a continuation of Adam and Mia's story told from Adam's point of view.Full Answer >
The two main types of drama are comedy and tragedy. These dramatic styles date back to ancient Greece. The word "drama" is Greek in origin and means "action."Full Answer >