Why adults read YA novels

What’s the shortest novel ever written? What makes a work of fiction a novel and not a short story? And how do novellas fit in?

We’re examining ten extremely short novels from around the globe to find the world’s shortest novel and, while we’re at it, figure out what really makes a story a novel.

Today, we’re looking at audience. Before deciding if a book is a novel, should we make allowances for the literacy level of the reader?

Does each word count for more when each word is harder for the reader to read? Are children’s chapter…