This title examines the genre of young adult literature in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Speak, We Were Liars, Between Shades of Gray, and The Maze Runner. It features four analysis papers that consider young adult literature, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.