I think it is no secret that many people hold at the very least a slight bias against YA Fiction; no doubt despite my love for Eleven by Carisa Holmes and J.J Bende, and the World of Solace by Jaleigh Johnson, I, too, find it hard to feel incentive to read fiction marketed as "Young Adult." Understanding this, though I find it easier to write teenagers/"young adults", I worry that in doing so, whatever I produce will be coined a "young adult" novel. Is a story centering on a "young adult" intrinsically "YA", and is it possible to at all write teenagers in adult circumstance, or performing actions at the level of an adult, without it being categorized as "YA"? What exactly makes something "YA"? How can one avoid this?