Mira wrote:I've noticed when the character grows up in YA, that's often when the book ends. Harry Potter comes to mind, for an example.
Quill wrote:Mira wrote:I've noticed when the character grows up in YA, that's often when the book ends. Harry Potter comes to mind, for an example.
Actually, I think Harry Potter is basically a (late) middle grade book that sort of morphs into YA. Harry starts out at eleven years old.
Not sure if this on topic, but I've noticed middle grade books tend to be sympathetic to adult characters; one is allowed to develop an adult or two in them. While YA seems to push adults to the periphery, much as late teens themselves often do.
bcomet wrote:What are thoughts about protagonists who move from childhood or teen years to adulthood or even through to death?
If a character starts out young, is that a turn-off for an adult book?
Lots of examples out there show it as workable, but it seems to battle current trends to have age progression.
What do you think?
bcomet wrote:Yeah, I totally thought about 13 Moons as a good example. I guess my insecurity is if a story starts out young and progresses in age, is it still applicable as YA?
(so far, the consensus seems to be: no)
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