Fictional realism, or realistic fiction is a genre of fiction that tells stories in believable settings. Since the stories must resemble real life, the characters must act like real people.

Examples of classical realistic fiction include:

Examples of contemporary realistic fiction include:

  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

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