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

 

3 comments:

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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