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Saturday, April 28, 2012

A to Z Blogging Challenge-Y

Y is for . . .
Young Adult what else? But I'm wondering if they can continue to call this category of fiction by that name much longer. It seems that a lot of Mature Adults are finding the writing and the stories captivating. In a recent AARP Magazine article their lead story began with Trends: Teen Lit You'll Love, Why the best new fiction for adults is written for kids.






Maybe I'll start telling people I write MA. What do you think? 

24 comments:

  1. I'm still waiting for 'choose your own adventure' books to make a comeback.

    mood
    Moody Writing
    @mooderino
    The Funnily Enough

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  2. So many adults are reading and enjoying YA - your trend might work!

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  3. I'd love to know what YA novels were on that AARP list!!!

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  4. I can believe that, because I confess that I enjoy a good YA story. One of the last books I purchased was a YA book. Ha...tell people you write MA...well it would certainly make an impression huh? Good post.

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  5. Oh, too funny! And so true. It does seem as if it'll have to be renamed at some point.

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  6. Adventures at the Nursing Home? Not sure that will be flying off the shelves.
    Senior Cit Lit? Hmm--maybe lacks the vitality of Young Adult Literature. Besides who wants to be mature.


    Lee
    A couple more followers and I'll hit 100 at
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. You're right there, Lee. I guess that's why I write for YA and MG readers. I can be anywhere from 13-20 again.

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  7. An urge to relive our teen years maybe? :) I do enjoy some YA, more and more recently lately.

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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  8. Yes, but does YA come in big print? I have to confess I haven't read The Hunger Games yet because of the size of that tiny print!

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    1. Great question. I guess you got my answer, but for others:11 and 12 point seem to be the font sizes I've found in my YA library.

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  9. Someone has to start a trend, I think you are on to something!

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  10. Hello, beautiful space, passing to say hello, nice to read your text.
    if you like the poetry I invite you to my space, thank you.
    happy day.

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  11. It's an interesting thought. I think teen lit has become such a phenomonon and it's great to see so many reading it. Adults love reliving those teen years thru characters.

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  12. MA! I love it!! Why not?!?! LOL! I'd like to think that teens also read books meant for adults too! Take care
    x

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  13. This is a short and spot-on post, Clee. I wonder, too. In the past few months, I have read several YA novels--and never had before. They were quite good-- and surprising to me was how much I didn't miss the mature content. Great "Y" post :-)

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  14. Everything that goes around comes around as when I was YA age, the genre didn't even exist.

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  15. YA is a new genre which I discovered recently and I enjoy reading it now.

    Thanks Medeia!

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  16. So true. It bugs my thirteen year old to death that I like to read her books, too.

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  17. Hey C.

    Love MA - go for it!

    Just wanted to say hi, and give you huge props for your hard work in my A to Z Writing Prompts Challenge - your entries had me in stitches!!! Hope your computer bug is all sorted out (I didn't give it to you, honest!). I've given you a little surprise on my blog though, if you want to stop by :D

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  18. Interesting concept. Why do people do the opposite of what is reccommended? I guess it's in the nature of the beastie.


    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com/

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  19. You've got to love YA. I can't remember the last time I read an adult book. LOL

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  20. I'm glad more adults are reading YA these days. Makes me feel less "alone"!

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