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    #1

    which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    In my dictionary
    teen means teenage:between 13 and 19 years old
    juvenile : young people

    I think juvenile is older than teen. Am I right?
    In library, I saw Juvenile Fiction area, and Teen Fiction. So is it true that Juvenile Fiction is harder than Teen Fiction?
    Thanks a lot.

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    #2

    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    There is a lot of overlap.

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    #3

    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    I am not a teacher.

    In some contexts 'juvenile' can be synonymous with 'minor' meaning under the age of legal responsibility. A teen could be considered an adult.

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    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    I don't know what you mean by "harder."

    If I saw "juvenile" and "teen" sections in a library, I would think that the "teen" section was for older kids.

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    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    It is not a standard distinction for libraries- I have not seen it used like this in the UK. I would think the same as SoothingDave if I saw it.

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    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    'Teenager: someone who is between 13 and 19 years old'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/teenager
    'Adolescent: a young person, usually between the ages of 12 and 18'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/adolescent

    Are they synonyms?
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    The definition of a teenager is fixed by the words. The definition of adolescent is more opinion than fact.

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    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by amyisally View Post
    In a library, I saw a Juvenile Fiction area, and Teen Fiction.
    To most people 'juvenile fiction' is for 7- to 12-year olds. Teenagers would not been seen dead browsing the books in that section of a library; they'd head for what many libraries call their 'young adult' section.

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    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The definition of a teenager is fixed by the words. The definition of adolescent is more opinion than fact.
    I think I was an adolescent until well into my thirties.

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    Re: which one is older in Juvenile and Teen? Thanks.

    I hope so.

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