Who are the readers that come under the editorial definition “young adults”? What do teens want to read in that most complicated period of life, adolescence? And how has this segment of Italian publishing changed in recent times? Leafing through the Alfabeto italiano, the page opens at the letter Y, Y for Young Adults, an English term frequently used in the publishing field to describe book production intended specifically for adolescents, texts centred on heroines and heroes struggling with their anxieties. Or adventures set in distant galaxies, at the centre of which a young girl or boy is ready to take on the monsters, fight them and rout them. With Mariagrazia Mazzitelli (Salani) and Nicola Galli Laforest (Hamelin - Xanadù)