Stories that intend to scare, unnerve, or appall the reader.
Stories that contain elements that are NOT realistic, such as talking animals, magical powers, etc. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.
Stories which take place in a particular time period in the past. Often the basic setting is real, but the characters are fictional.
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.”
Stories which include futuristic technology; a blend of scientific fact and fictional elements.
Stories concerned largely with the subject of vampires.
Verse and rhythmic writing with imagery that creates emotional responses. It may or may not be written with rhymes. They are often read aloud.
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.
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.
Sports & Leisure
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
High School/Realistic Fiction
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.