Horror <ul><li>Stories that intend to scare, unnerve, or appall the reader. </li></ul>
Fantasy <ul><li>Stories that contain elements that are NOT realistic, such as talking animals, magical powers, etc. Make-believe is what this genre is all about. </li></ul>
Historical Fiction <ul><li>Stories which take place in a particular time period in the past. Often the basic setting is real, but the characters are fictional. </li></ul>
Manga <ul><li>Japanese comic books. Manga is often made into Japanese cartoons, or Anime. The art in Manga has a very definite look to it and is often referred to as “Manga Style.” </li></ul>
Science Fiction <ul><li>Stories which include futuristic technology; a blend of scientific fact and fictional elements. </li></ul>
Vampires <ul><li>Stories concerned largely with the subject of vampires. </li></ul>
Poetry <ul><li>Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that creates emotional responses. It may or may not be written with rhymes. They are often read aloud. </li></ul>
Fairy Tales <ul><li>The characters are make believe. There may be magical elements. They often begin with "Once upon a time" and end with "they lived happily ever after." Good usually versus evil. </li></ul>
Mystery/Suspense <ul><li>The characters are usually fictional but they behave in realistic ways. There is a problem that needs to be solved. A mystery may have a detective or a spy as a main character. Clues are used by characters to find a solution to the mystery. </li></ul>
Sports & Leisure <ul><li>The story is fictional but with the main character(s) having a strong emphasis on sports &/or leisure activities. Can either be about playing or watching a particular sport </li></ul>
High School/Realistic Fiction <ul><li>The characters behave in realistic ways and are placed in a realistic, high school setting. There is usually a problem or conflict to be solved. The setting is in modern times. </li></ul>
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