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Post by Waterstar0610 » 03 Aug 2018, 13:41

Hi all so there are to book genres that im a little confused about what they are exactly. i know mystery, sci-fi, Fantasy, Romance, etc and then obviously theres age genres which encompass other genres like YA (Ya-fantasy, Ya-romance, etc etc) Kids, Adult, etc but the two im confused about are Contemporary and New Adult. what exactly are these genres and what kind of books do they encompass? :?: :ugeek2: :eusa-think:

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Post by Gravy » 03 Aug 2018, 21:16

Contemporary typically just means it takes place at the time it's written.

New adult focuses on the age range of 18 to around mid twenties. :tiphat:
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Post by pixiequeer » 03 Aug 2018, 23:45

Hmm...for some reason, Young Adult and New Adult sound and seem very similar, if not the same to me. Thoughts?

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Post by Gravy » 04 Aug 2018, 06:52

pixiequeer wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 23:45
Hmm...for some reason, Young Adult and New Adult sound and seem very similar, if not the same to me. Thoughts?
YA is aimed more toward teens (or even tweens), and new adult is aimed at 18 and above.
Prior to the advent of New Adult, those titles that would now fall under New Adult were placed wherever they best fit, and some probably wound up in YA. However, there tends to be more mature content in New Adult than in YA, with more mature relationships, and at times even explicit content. :tiphat:

Of course, if you really want to get down to it, all genre boundaries are just created to put things in boxes, so there's that.

I always get a kick out of kids reading Stephen King. Talk about children's literature. :lol:
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Post by pixiequeer » 05 Aug 2018, 17:37

Gravy wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 06:52
pixiequeer wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 23:45
Hmm...for some reason, Young Adult and New Adult sound and seem very similar, if not the same to me. Thoughts?
YA is aimed more toward teens (or even tweens), and new adult is aimed at 18 and above.
Prior to the advent of New Adult, those titles that would now fall under New Adult were placed wherever they best fit, and some probably wound up in YA. However, there tends to be more mature content in New Adult than in YA, with more mature relationships, and at times even explicit content. :tiphat:

Of course, if you really want to get down to it, all genre boundaries are just created to put things in boxes, so there's that.

I always get a kick out of kids reading Stephen King. Talk about children's literature. :lol:
That makes sense, I guess.

Although I haven't read anything considered New Adult, I will say Young Adult books do still tend to have relatively explicit content and mature relationships, to my surprise. I've found things I did not want to find before picking up some Young Adult novels 😂

My mom was always into Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, V. C. Andrews, etc., and therefore I got into them as well.

She bought me my first part of my V. C. Andrews collection when I was like 12, and those had some pretty adult content as well.

I'm not surprised though, the Stephen King movies are rated PG-13, so of course kids who like to read would probably end up reading the book as well.

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Post by Gravy » 06 Aug 2018, 02:17

pixiequeer wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 17:37
Gravy wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 06:52
pixiequeer wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 23:45
Hmm...for some reason, Young Adult and New Adult sound and seem very similar, if not the same to me. Thoughts?
YA is aimed more toward teens (or even tweens), and new adult is aimed at 18 and above.
Prior to the advent of New Adult, those titles that would now fall under New Adult were placed wherever they best fit, and some probably wound up in YA. However, there tends to be more mature content in New Adult than in YA, with more mature relationships, and at times even explicit content. :tiphat:

Of course, if you really want to get down to it, all genre boundaries are just created to put things in boxes, so there's that.

I always get a kick out of kids reading Stephen King. Talk about children's literature. :lol:
That makes sense, I guess.

Although I haven't read anything considered New Adult, I will say Young Adult books do still tend to have relatively explicit content and mature relationships, to my surprise. I've found things I did not want to find before picking up some Young Adult novels 😂

My mom was always into Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, V. C. Andrews, etc., and therefore I got into them as well.

She bought me my first part of my V. C. Andrews collection when I was like 12, and those had some pretty adult content as well.

I'm not surprised though, the Stephen King movies are rated PG-13, so of course kids who like to read would probably end up reading the book as well.
I have to agree. I've seen some things in YA that just... Yeah. :lol:
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Post by Lil Reads » 07 Aug 2018, 12:25

pixiequeer wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 17:37
Gravy wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 06:52
pixiequeer wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 23:45
Hmm...for some reason, Young Adult and New Adult sound and seem very similar, if not the same to me. Thoughts?
YA is aimed more toward teens (or even tweens), and new adult is aimed at 18 and above.
Prior to the advent of New Adult, those titles that would now fall under New Adult were placed wherever they best fit, and some probably wound up in YA. However, there tends to be more mature content in New Adult than in YA, with more mature relationships, and at times even explicit content. :tiphat:

Of course, if you really want to get down to it, all genre boundaries are just created to put things in boxes, so there's that.

I always get a kick out of kids reading Stephen King. Talk about children's literature. :lol:
That makes sense, I guess.

Although I haven't read anything considered New Adult, I will say Young Adult books do still tend to have relatively explicit content and mature relationships, to my surprise. I've found things I did not want to find before picking up some Young Adult novels 😂

My mom was always into Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, V. C. Andrews, etc., and therefore I got into them as well.

She bought me my first part of my V. C. Andrews collection when I was like 12, and those had some pretty adult content as well.

I'm not surprised though, the Stephen King movies are rated PG-13, so of course kids who like to read would probably end up reading the book as well.
With adult content, it seems like changes in attitude or public perception can shift what would be in a YA versus NA book. Stephen King books usually get put in the general collection, but sometimes teens say they are not as scary as popular opinion led them to believe. V.C. Andrews seems to be now firmly in the adult section.
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Post by pixiequeer » 10 Aug 2018, 01:53

Lil Reads wrote:
07 Aug 2018, 12:25
pixiequeer wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 17:37
Gravy wrote:
04 Aug 2018, 06:52


YA is aimed more toward teens (or even tweens), and new adult is aimed at 18 and above.
Prior to the advent of New Adult, those titles that would now fall under New Adult were placed wherever they best fit, and some probably wound up in YA. However, there tends to be more mature content in New Adult than in YA, with more mature relationships, and at times even explicit content. :tiphat:

Of course, if you really want to get down to it, all genre boundaries are just created to put things in boxes, so there's that.

I always get a kick out of kids reading Stephen King. Talk about children's literature. :lol:
That makes sense, I guess.

Although I haven't read anything considered New Adult, I will say Young Adult books do still tend to have relatively explicit content and mature relationships, to my surprise. I've found things I did not want to find before picking up some Young Adult novels 😂

My mom was always into Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, V. C. Andrews, etc., and therefore I got into them as well.

She bought me my first part of my V. C. Andrews collection when I was like 12, and those had some pretty adult content as well.

I'm not surprised though, the Stephen King movies are rated PG-13, so of course kids who like to read would probably end up reading the book as well.
With adult content, it seems like changes in attitude or public perception can shift what would be in a YA versus NA book. Stephen King books usually get put in the general collection, but sometimes teens say they are not as scary as popular opinion led them to believe. V.C. Andrews seems to be now firmly in the adult section.
My mom and I both started reading both authors as teens 😭 is that bad???

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Post by Lil Reads » 10 Aug 2018, 12:07

pixiequeer wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 01:53
Lil Reads wrote:
07 Aug 2018, 12:25
pixiequeer wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 17:37


That makes sense, I guess.

Although I haven't read anything considered New Adult, I will say Young Adult books do still tend to have relatively explicit content and mature relationships, to my surprise. I've found things I did not want to find before picking up some Young Adult novels 😂

My mom was always into Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, V. C. Andrews, etc., and therefore I got into them as well.

She bought me my first part of my V. C. Andrews collection when I was like 12, and those had some pretty adult content as well.

I'm not surprised though, the Stephen King movies are rated PG-13, so of course kids who like to read would probably end up reading the book as well.
With adult content, it seems like changes in attitude or public perception can shift what would be in a YA versus NA book. Stephen King books usually get put in the general collection, but sometimes teens say they are not as scary as popular opinion led them to believe. V.C. Andrews seems to be now firmly in the adult section.
My mom and I both started reading both authors as teens 😭 is that bad???
Not at all; people respond differently to the same book. Some story elements can make some readers uncomfortable while others love those story elements. Enjoy whatever books you want.
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Post by pixiequeer » 10 Aug 2018, 20:39

Lil Reads wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:07
pixiequeer wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 01:53
Lil Reads wrote:
07 Aug 2018, 12:25


With adult content, it seems like changes in attitude or public perception can shift what would be in a YA versus NA book. Stephen King books usually get put in the general collection, but sometimes teens say they are not as scary as popular opinion led them to believe. V.C. Andrews seems to be now firmly in the adult section.
My mom and I both started reading both authors as teens 😭 is that bad???
Not at all; people respond differently to the same book. Some story elements can make some readers uncomfortable while others love those story elements. Enjoy whatever books you want.
I typically don't like anything too graphic overall, but certain authors don't bother me. Everyone's different though.

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 14 Aug 2018, 21:42

I think that those two genres are about people who have just turned 18 or 21. Of course, I am too young to have read these books yet, but I am pretty sure this is what they are about.

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