Fiction takes readers outside of themselves, bestowing upon them new identities and experiences whilst they loiter between a book’s covers. However, to effectively emancipate readers from themselves, the author must take care to provide a kindred vantage point from which events are observed. For young-adults, such a perspective is necessarily adolescent, peering into a world alluringly alien whilst comfortingly familiar. Thus, the eyes of the adolescent protagonist in young-adult fiction become lenses through which a teenage reader can resolve the emotional portent of events as easily as the physicality of the setting. Predicated on such a specific perspective, young-adult fiction is essentially a celebration of the adolescent hero. This focus on perspective defines the genre but does not constrain it, as all genres of fiction have presence in young-adult fiction. Mysteries, fantasies, romances, and horrors are represented in young-adult fiction. Recent and notable examples of the genre are J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Trilogy, and Phillip Pullmans’s His Dark Materials series. Pick up one of these or other works of young-adult fiction from Bookbyte and peer through the eyes of adolescence.