Hannah Dear
Hannah Dear asked:

What exactly makes this book "adult fiction?"

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Julia Hörmayer I think you just notice by the tone and the style of the book. It's more mature, less about the characters, less cheesy, more complex ..
Mia It's probably because of the real-world crimes committed (murder and attempted murder, torture, and the like). We also see the world through the eyes of mostly adult characters, whereas young adult fiction focuses almost exclusively on children, teens, and young adults. However, I think if a teen reader is open minded and mature, they'll be able to get just as much out of this book as an adult reader would.
yakoveha I would say it's mostly the maturity of charachters. they might be in their young 20-s back at the beginning of the story, but they are older right now. And yes, we have a 13-year-old girl here in the story, but she is not the protagonist though her role in the plot is of course a very significant one. The lanuage as well is more "adult" than in most of the YA boks. Even comparing to all other Victoria's books - language differs very much. Here she uses difficult medical terms, regulary refers to scientific stuff. Most of the YA books don't focus on this side of the story or more likely just don't dwell that deep into it.
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