Young adult literature and the new

Initially self-published as an ebook, it sold in a six-figure deal to a HarperCollins imprint and will be out in paperback in September. Thus, to see oneself in the pages of a young adult book is to receive the reassurance that one is not alone after all, not other, not alien but, instead, a viable part of a larger community of beings who share a common humanity.

The increasing importance of visual communication has begun to expand this definition to include the pictorial, as well, especially when offered in combination with text as in the case of picture books, comics, and graphic novels and nonfiction.

People like to see themselves and identify with the stories they read. But on the other, they are also inherently solipsistic, regarding themselves as being unique, which — for them — is not cause for celebration but, rather, for despair. Themes and issues[ edit ] New adult literature touches upon many themes and issues to reach the readership that falls in between the categories of young adult and adult fiction.

In discussing its increased viability as a body of critically lauded literature, it will also discuss its importance in meeting the life needs of young adults and its increasing value in enhancing adolescent literacy.

All she wanted when she left Wichita for college on the East Coast is to make a fresh start. Young adult novels are for the ages of 12— In order to cope with her problems, the protagonist begins experimenting with drugs. While some of this remains true today, much else has changed.

As a result of these newly expansive terms, the numbers of books being published for this audience have similarly increased, perhaps by as much as 25 percent, based on the number of titles being reviewed by a leading journal.

Young adulthood is, intrinsically, a period of tension. Magazine Publishers of America. Some common examples of issues include first jobs, starting college, wedding engagements and marriage, starting new families, friendships post-high school, military enlistment, financial independence, living away from home for the first time, empowerment, loss of innocence, and fear of failure.

And by addressing not only their needs but also their interests, the literature becomes a powerful inducement for them to read, another compelling reason to value it, especially at a time when adolescent literacy has become a critically important issue.

YALSA is acknowledging this growing diversity by expanding the number of book-related awards and lists it presents and publishes.

These novels aim to bring the emotionally-intense story lines and fast-paced plotting of young adult fiction to stories that focus on a new range of experiences in life beyond the teenage years. This is especially true in fantasy and science-fiction novels because readers are already immersed in a "different world".

Another value of young adult literature is its capacity for fostering understanding, empathy, and compassion by offering vividly realized portraits of the lives — exterior and interior — of individuals who are un likethe reader.

Traditional publishers have noticed, and more of their titles are being marketed as New Adult. Evidence of this is the establishment of the Michael L.

New adult fiction

This White Paper will discuss the nature and evolution of young adult literature with particular emphasis on its current condition and its value to its intended readership. After floundering her first year in college and doubting her pre-med major, she decides to return to Europe to hunt Willem down and discover why he abandoned her after their one perfect day.

All three were initially self-published, but then picked up by traditional publishing houses. Some examples of young adult novels and novel series include the Harry Potter series by J. For all of these reasons the Young Adult Library Services Association values young adult literature, believes it is an indispensable part of public and school library collections, and regards it as essential to healthy youth development and the corollary development of healthy communities in which both youth and libraries can thrive.

On the one hand young adults have an all-consuming need to belong. Similarly, industry analyst Albert Greco states that the sale of young adult books increased by 23 percent from to This category focuses heavily on life after an individual has become of legal age, and how one deals with the new beginnings of adulthood.

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Major New York publishers are taking self-published authors of these titles and acquiring them for mass market sales. Between and the number of persons between 12 and 19 soared to 32 million, a growth rate of seventeen percent that significantly outpaced the growth of the rest of the population.

Lynn; the plot follows Avery across the country to college as she attempts to escape her troubled past with the help of the swoon-worthy Cam.New adult (NA) fiction, also rendered as new-adult fiction, is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket. St. Like the fiction categories of young adult and adult, new adult fiction can combine with all genres and subgenres.

Science fiction, urban fiction, horror, paranormal. Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to Young-adult fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has distinct attributes that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction.

Whether the term New Adult is a passing fad or an enduring trend, there’s no shortage of novels featuring twenty-something protagonists, and offering readers a variety of adult and young adult titles should satisfy New Adult readers looking for dramatic, angst-filled, and steamy novels.

Young Adult Fiction from While young adult fiction is written and published for a teenage audience, the books themselves can broach a wide range of genres, readers, and ideas—everything from first loves, break-ups, and bullying, to the inevitable conclusion that your parents aren’t as smart as you thought.

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Ships from and sold by ph9. Dec 22,  · Providing more mature material, publishers reason, is a good way to maintain devotion to books among the teenagers who are scooping up young-adult fiction and making it the most popular category.

Young adult literature and the new
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