What is a genre?

A genre is a book category defined by style, content, and form. The following are the most common types of reading genres. Read on to find out what each genres represents.

Types of Genres
 
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Historical Fiction: A fictional story with real and invented characters that takes place during a historical time.
 

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Mystery: A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.
 

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Fantasy: A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers.
 

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Folktale: A story, often with a message, that was initially passed on by word of mouth.
 

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Poetry: a verse written to inspire thought by the reader.
 

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Non-fiction: All of the information is based on true facts and not made up.
 

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Autobiography: The story of a real personís life that is written by that person.
 

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Biography: The story of a real personís life that is written by another person.
 

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Realistic Fiction: A story using made-up characters that takes place in modern times.
 

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Science Fiction: A story that blends futuristic technology with scientific fact and fiction.

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