Genre Project

Maya Ozymy 6th Period

What is a Genre?

A book genre is the category of written literacy. The way we determine what book goes in what genre we look at the technique, tone, content, and even length! The differences in genres are usually very loosely defined or flexible, often with subgroups.

Realistic Fiction

Realistic fiction is oa genre that is writing about things that could happen in our world today. Its a genre consisting of stories that have fictional characters and could be bases off a true story. When you write realistic fiction is ha sto be in a believable setting and have believable characters.


A adventre book is a genre about an adventure, involving risks and physical challenges for the hero. The hero or main character is usually having an adventure because of fufilling something or chasing their dreams. Some books examples are the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, and the Davici Code by Dan Brown.


A romance novel is a book where the whole story is about two people who are in love. There are usually issues with love triangles, forbidden love, and a sacrifice.

Some book examples are- Isla and Happily Ever After, Ugly Love, Rival and One More Chance.

Science Fiction

Science fiction is a genre that deals with imaginative things like futuristic technology, utopian and dystopian societies, time and space travel. Authors usually write to talk about consequences like technology gone wrong.


Humor is a genre where the goal of the author is to make the reader laugh! It usually ties in some other genres like romance, and adventure. Humor is usually a type of fiction that the writer seeks to amuse and keep the audiance interested. SOme book examples are Poking at a Dead Frog by Mike Sacks , and Paddle your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman


Fantasy is a genre about imaginary things or impossible things that can not happen. Some fantasy novels take place in different worlds. For example the Harry Potter series has wands, spells, and magical creatures. It even has a secret train, and the only way to get to it is to walk threw a wall.


Thriller is a broad genre and most authors that write thriller books use suspense, tension, excitement and surprises to frighten you at an unexpected time.

Some books examples are- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown, and Prey by Michael Crichton


Autobiography- a book that is about a persons life and is written by that person it’s usually in first person ( I,me, I said)

Some book examples are Hope Solo, my Story, by Hope Solo The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (or The Diary of Anne Frank)


The genre biography is a written history of someone's life that is written by someone else. For example, you can find many biographies about famous presidents and people like Abraham Lincoln.


A memoir is a genre that is like a shorter version of an Autobiography. A memoir is based on a specific type of an event written by the person who experienced the event. Instead of writing the story of their life, they write about a small portion of their life.

Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction is when the story takes place in the past, and it has fictional characters or imaginative ideas in them. It is usually a story or plot that is based on a true story or true event that happened in the past.


A mystery novel is a fiction story when a person (like a detective) solves a mystery or suspicious event (like a crime). The crime is usually effecting the detective in some way and has a reason for doing it. The person who does the crime usually is someone the detective knows or has seen before.