Well, I am in the process of writing a novel. I was asked what genre I was using for my novel. I myself do not know what it is, and I was wondering if there is a way we can identify the type of genre for the stories we are writing. My novel is about a 17-year old teenager living a miserable life. When he moves from California to Kentucky to live with his mom, he seeks to find peace from his friends and neighbor. When his brother saw him, his brother then realizes that people have been mistreating him when he oversees him being bullied by his archenemy and his other friends (his archenemy moved to the same neighbor the main character moved in). Therefore, his brother decides to protect him while he lives with him and his mother. Then, at the end, the main character discovers that his brother is dead, and that he has been posting to him as his guardian angel every since the main first entered the neighborhood in Kentucky. I am not sure in which kind of bookthis would be categorized. It could be Young Adult Mysteries, or Fantasy, or any. I would like to know how I could go out defining my genre for the book I am writing.