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For instance, with YA open-ended, happy or sad are all acceptable when it comes to that last page. As for similarities, the use of dialogue to move the story along is important in both YA and romance, and I learnt a lot in that area from my various editors at Mills & Boon.
FBS: One similarity between romances and YA books is that they’re both relatively short reads. A new study from Bowker Market Research found that 55% of the people buying young adult novels to read are actually adults. What do you think accounts for this phenomenon?