With the release of the teaser trailer for THE GIVER movie (we’ll leave our thoughts about that for another day), we here at FYMG have a question because we’ve seen some inconsistencies out there: Is this classic book middle grade or YA?
We can see an argument for either but ultimately don’t think it matters as it is one of those books that straddles both but with the movie buzz, it seems that everyone is calling it YA.
Tumblarians/booksellers, what do you think? Where do you shelve it?
The field was still called adolescent literature when The Giver came out. If it came it out today, it would be sold as middle grades.