Can young adults identify with the main characters?

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Post by EMoffat » 13 Dec 2017, 03:32

I think the book will be relatable to young adults. The themes of bullying and self image are very prominent in that age group

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Post by Bancroft » 13 Dec 2017, 04:00

The book is not so easy for the young ones to identify the main characters but with little it is possible

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Post by Sasha Walker » 13 Dec 2017, 14:06

I feel like this is a hard question to answer on such a broad scale. Even though teenagers are relatively the same age, they all have such different experiences. Some teenagers may be able to connect with a character who is far older and has had mature experiences. So then to answer this question I think that yes, the average American teenager would be able to relate to these characters, but a lot of other readers of the same age probably won't.

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Post by powergirl » 13 Dec 2017, 14:56

I think young adults Can identify with the main character because even though it is a story about children fighting,i dont think it is recommended for children.So adults Can well identified with main characters.
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Post by Amie Gene » 13 Dec 2017, 23:55

I do think that the characters are relatable to young adults. Throughout the story, the characters mature quickly because of situations they are put in. They might be a young teen, but the situations they deal with and the decisions they make helped to develop them into a young adult maturity, if not higher. I think that they also relate to adults through internal struggles.

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Post by sourav15 » 15 Dec 2017, 00:12

I do like the inner struggles of the characters here in the book and I think many of the teenagers of this day will relate to that. The thought of- "how others are perceiving me" haunts most teenagers at some time point or other.

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Post by Kelebogile Mbangi » 15 Dec 2017, 01:37

I know those of us who have experienced bullying can relate to Brimstone, that's one of the things I enjoyed about this book, that it handled bullying even though its a fantasy.
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Post by MsDree » 15 Dec 2017, 02:47

I am not sure if every experience faced by the characters are relatable to young adults, some experience might be relatable. However, in my opinion, it's how they arise from the situation from it is what counts. One might act different than the characters itself. Its their decision on how to react to such situation will help them went through teenage phase. Some might prevail, some might need help and guidance from adults.
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Post by David_92 » 15 Dec 2017, 04:03

Yes , definitely yes, Young adults can identify with the main characters in this book especially characters like Brimstone who underwent bullying. Young adults go through bullying in their daily lives of finding their identity and since they cannot negotiate their way properly they pass through bullying .

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Post by Booklover1606 » 15 Dec 2017, 08:51

I think young adults will be able to relate. Especially because there is so much growth and maturing among the characters.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 15 Dec 2017, 11:05

Yes. Young adults would find these characters relatable and interesting. As Far as the character of heat is concerned, it is enough to create a lasting image in young readers mind
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 15 Dec 2017, 11:05

Yes. Young adults would find these characters relatable and interesting. As Far as the character of heat is concerned, it is enough to create a lasting image in young readers mind
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Post by Rosemary Wright » 15 Dec 2017, 15:11

Young adults will be able to identify with the main characters since the the main characters are teenagers too. Teenagers love dark fantasy books and movies. I can vividly remember how teenagers relished watching "Merlin" and "Legend of the seeker".

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Post by Paul78 » 16 Dec 2017, 10:19

The main character is in a school where he is bullied. Leaf is just like other kids who are bullied by almost every other kid in the school.
Every young adult who has gone through this ordeal would identify with the main character of this book. In fact, it would be a source of inspiration for them. This would be so as they would find out what is in them, that makes them to stand out.
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Post by ZenaLei7 » 16 Dec 2017, 12:58

Yes, I think End of the Last Great Kingdom has protagonists that today's young adults can sympathize with and draw connections to struggles in their own lives. I also think that Heat was a strong enough character for the girls who read this novel to look up to.
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