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Young adult, old adult: Readers say categories don’t matter

Along with perennially top-selling blockbusters like Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” and Dan Brown’s “Inferno,” a new kind of book increasingly crops up on bestsellers lists (including the Globe’s local list): young adult fiction, known colloquially as YA. John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” an emotionally powerful story about teenagers forging relationships amid cancer treatments, has been selling like crazy in Boston.

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