Jun 7, 2013

What is New Adult Fiction?

This blog has always been devoted to Young Adult Fiction.  And don't get me wrong, I still love all my favorite YA authors.  It's just... I've now discovered New Adult Fiction.  And I'm jumping on the band-wagon!!!

So what is the difference between YA and NA?
YA is age 13-18 characters.
NA is age 18-25 characters.  

Here is wikipedia's definition on NA:
New Adult (NA) fiction is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18-25 age bracket. The term was first coined by St. Martin's Press in 2009 when they held a special call for “…fiction similar to YA that can be published and marketed as adult—a sort of an ‘older YA’ or ‘new adult’.”[1] New Adult fiction tends to focus on issues such as leaving home, developing sexuality, and negotiating education and career choices.[2]. The genre has gained popularity rapidly over the last few years, particularly through books by self-published bestselling authors like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, and Cora Carmack.[3][4]

SO...  I'm writing this post as a way to share with all my readers--if you haven't noticed already--that I'm making a switch to NA.  

Who all is with me?

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