Monday, July 30, 2012

New Adult

Over on Miss Snark’s First Victim’s blog, we had a good discussion of what is New Adult—featuring characters ages 18 to 25 (or 18 to 29, as some say), and whether it’s a viable category.  Here are some points I made: 

In contrast to Young Adult, New Adult is NOT about
  • First kiss
  • First love
  • First rebellion

New Adult is more likely to be about
  • First time no one will pay the rent for you
  • First time no one will nag you for staying up late before a crucial exam
  • First time no one will bail you out if you cross the authorities 

Check out Miss Snark’s First Victim’s blog on the subject



Ink in the Book said...

I'm heading over to check out the discussion, but I do think New Adult is a viable category. A 21 or 23 year old person would not be going through the same thing as a 14 or 16 year old.

Carrie Butler said...

I love New Adult! :)

Rachel Morgan said...

I've written a teeny bit of new adult in the past. I'm looking forward to exploring the category further at some point.


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