Can young adults identify with the main characters?

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Re: Can young adults identify with the main characters?

Post by prenaramesh » 20 Dec 2017, 03:41

I do think it is relatable, Brimstone is made fun of and is insecure which I think a majority of people go through in school.
I don’t know if it is very helpful for kids who are actually being bullied though. The solution is not magic.

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Post by Leyla » 20 Dec 2017, 23:38

As a young adult, I would say yes. My imagination is still as wild and carefree as a child sometimes. Sometimes I imagine myself as the characters I read, and become lost in the book.

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Post by CommMayo » 21 Dec 2017, 16:45

Leyla wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 23:38
As a young adult, I would say yes. My imagination is still as wild and carefree as a child sometimes. Sometimes I imagine myself as the characters I read, and become lost in the book.
Getting lost in a good book is something you never grow out of :-)

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Post by Paul78 » 21 Dec 2017, 21:45

CommMayo wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 16:45
Leyla wrote:
20 Dec 2017, 23:38
As a young adult, I would say yes. My imagination is still as wild and carefree as a child sometimes. Sometimes I imagine myself as the characters I read, and become lost in the book.
Getting lost in a good book is something you never grow out of :-)
I fully agree with you on that. A person will find himself reading the book over and over again so long as it is an interesting one.
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Post by David_92 » 22 Dec 2017, 08:35

Definitely yes, adolescents and young adults can easily relate with Brimstone especially those who go through bullying in colleges and estates.

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Post by kandscreeley » 23 Dec 2017, 15:46

Brimstone didn't have the easiest life. He went through some bullying, and I think many will identify with him.
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Post by Dystopiancitzn » 24 Dec 2017, 06:04

Absolutely! Even adults can sometimes relate to the characters in YA novels because they remind them of a younger version of themselves.

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Post by kandscreeley » 25 Dec 2017, 10:55

I agree with dystopian. I think most everyone can relate in one way or another.
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Post by Mtsweni Nelsy » 25 Dec 2017, 16:44

I think young adults can identify with such stories...especially looking at Bronson's character in the movie. It is very identifiable.

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Post by docfatima » 26 Dec 2017, 04:10

Its easy to imagine adventure and magic for a young mind, so YES young adults will easily relate with this book.
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Post by Quinto » 26 Dec 2017, 05:12

Brimstone is any typical young person with a questionable background and struggling through life with bullying, for example. But within themselves, if they believe, they can conquer their inner struggles and overcome their external foes as well.

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Post by GPM » 26 Dec 2017, 09:52

babathoust wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 15:28
Absolutely, I guess I can qualify to call myself a young adult: and I found it to be what I constantly need to be reading.
"A man learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people." - Will Rogers

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Post by Ash and Stars » 26 Dec 2017, 15:12

I think young adults can identify with the main characters. Brimstone faces bullying which unfortunately something that many young people come face to face with

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Post by CommMayo » 27 Dec 2017, 10:23

Is Brimstone the most relatable character? Who do you think you relate to the most in this novel? Does it follow gender lines or cross them?

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Post by nadiadeana » 29 Dec 2017, 14:07

Victor Rose was able to capture how Leaf aka Brimstone is a teenager at heart. Teenagers are often struggling with their inner self and the author managed to put it into words.

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