The Big 12

Learn all the 12 different genres!


The Fantasy genre is all fictional. Everything in the book won't really happen. Like spells aren't real, magic isn't real, magic candy that moves isn't real ( the chocolate frogs in Harry Potter ), HUGE GIANT spiders that really don't like you, aren't real, and other stuff like that is not going to happen or suddenly become real.

Science Fiction

Science Fiction usually consists of stories being told about science and technology in the future. It is not always true because you will soon start to feel your are reading the genre fantasy. Science fiction often tells us about new discoveries and situations and how they could affect us in the future. The setting is frequently told in the future, in space, or in a different universe or dimension.

Realistic Fiction

Realistic Fiction is a genre that is set in the present ( the time right now ), but it's fictional. So, it could happen...

Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction is a genre that the author has written about the past, but is fictional. The story is set in the past. It could have happened in the past.

Romance ( Love Stories )

The Romance genre has two main characters in love. The usual theme is an issue with or within love. The Romance books may include: Love at first sight, forbidden love, and love triangles. The Romance genre aims to create strong emotions within the reader.

Thriller ( Horror/Scary Stories )

This is a genre usually create a sense of fear, fright, and anything that might scare you.


Mystery books are novels including puzzles, and clues. It may involve crime scenes and unknown pieces of information. The characters a lot of times are spies and policeman.


Novels that are funny and cheerful. They are popular for their fun, lighthearted, and witty stories. The book is supposed to make you laugh.


Adventure books are books that include a lot of danger, action, and risk taking. The hero usually finds out a lot about themselves during the adventure. The event of the adventure doesn't happen everyday.


When a person writes a book about their own life. They usually write their life experiences, people they have met, things they have seen, and what they have learned.


A Biography tells you about a person's life. A Biography also describes the person's feelings and motivations. The Biography might include the person's quote sentences, the actions of the person, who the person is friends with, their hobbies, the relatives might be included, and the person's job.


A memoir is very similar to an autobiography, but is unique because it focuses only on the author’s public life. An autobiography includes both the public and private life of the author. A memoir is written in the point of view of the author, with the purpose of writing about a public or historical event. It is written by the point of view of the author.