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  • Genres of FictionGenres is the French word for Kinds

  • Realistic FictionStories are set in the real worldContains characters who seem believableThe reader believes that the story could really happen

  • Contemporary Realistic FictionContemporary realistic fiction is realistic fiction that is set in modern times

  • Urban FictionUrban settingsMost or all of the characters are from minority groups or are poor whitesProfanity, sex and violence are commonYoung characters wrestle with large problems, often beyond their control

  • Sports FictionThe protagonist plays a sport or wants to play a sportDescribes in detail the actions a player takes while playingOften emphasizes the importance of discipline, good sportsmanship, and the importance of teamwork

  • Historical FictionSet in times pastReal historical figures, settings and people may be includedHelps us understand what life might have been like during a particular time period

  • Fantastical FictionHas elements that are not real, so the reader must suspend belief

  • FantasyConflict between good and evilTakes place in another world, a hidden world, or a Once upon a timeUse of magicAnimals that can talk or have human characteristics

  • Science FictionBlend fact and fiction with futuristic technologyAlways includes an element of scienceOuter spaceOther planetsTime travelAliensMutantsPills for Food, etc.

  • MysteryDeals with a problem that must be solved or information that is missingSearch for clues to solve A mysteryIncludes clues, distractions, and, eventually, the answer

  • HorrorIntended to scare, unsettle or horrify Often suspenseful, including elements of mystery and survival genresA disturbing, supernatural element HauntingsPossessionsMonsters (either human or other-worldly)

  • Adventure/SurvivalOften set in the wildProtagonist makes decisions that determine whether or not he will survive a dangerous situationProtagonist grows up and finds strength of character in the situation

  • Romance Novel(Not a Romance)Focuses on the relationship and romantic love between two peopleHas an emotionally satisfying or happy ending

    **In this book, five year old Fudge Hatcher becomes obsessed by money - he's drawing dollar signs at breakfast, thumbing through catalogs at bedtime, and making enough "Fudge Bucks" to buy the whole world (or, at least, Toys "R" Us) -- an embarrassment to his entire family, especially his older brother, Peter, who is just starting seventh grade.Double Fudge - In this book, five year old Fudge Hatcher becomes obsessed by money - he's drawing dollar signs at breakfast, thumbing through catalogs at bedtime, and making enough "Fudge Bucks" to buy the whole world (or, at least, Toys "R" Us) -- an embarrassment to his entire family, especially his older brother, Peter, who is just starting seventh grade Cockroach Cooties - "There are two kinds of people in this world--the bullies and the victims," Teddy tells his younger brother, Bobby; the two have just incurred the wrath of their schoolmate Arnie, better known as Arnie-zilla. "Guess which bunch we belong to?" However, the boys inadvertently discover that the bully is afraid of cockroaches, and the tables turn. *The Westing Game The Mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an assortment of heirs who must discover the murderer before they can claim their inheritance.The Dark Stairs - The Dark Stairs is a great book for people who love suspense,mysteries and fright. The story is a about a teenage girl who's parents both hold law inforcing invetigation occupations. The fun starts when the mystery of the mysterious Dead Oaks, an estate that has been deserted for years, is investigated by Herculeah and her friend Meat. The plot contains lots of 'who, what, where, when, how and why.' *Escaping from an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl gets lost on the Alaskan tundra and is befriended by a wolf pack.The big wander - As he searches for his uncle through the rugged Southwest canyon country, fourteen-year-old Clay becomes involved with a group of Navajo Indians who are trying to save some of the last wild mustangs.

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