Quote Originally Posted by satyesu View Post
I didn't realize YA went that young, and I was personally pretty immature in my first college years. Sorry.
I disagree that it's offensive (I remember an author saying that fiction for kids is fiction for everyone). It's more about what the story's focused on and, to an extent, the age of the protagonist. YA will have a protagonist in their teens (generally mid- to late, as middle grade tends to have protagonists up to around age 13 and people often read up). Adult fiction can have a protagonist who is a child or a teen, but the focus of the story will be different from middle grade or YA - there's a good thread stickied, which might be helpful.