Similar to all things in the literary genres, I find that young adult literary fiction, or nonfiction for that matter, emphasizes sociological premises and themes. Where character transformations in outcomes are internally oriented, dynamic characters who experience a change of personal traits, ie., Mommy and Daddy were right, as hard as that is to admit, adult life is all about choices and the consequences of those choices. More life-defining transformation than just initiation into a later life-stage transformation, though, like in the coming of age and loss of innocence paradigms. Say, the antagonisms and resulting outcomes are social influences, noteably social pressures, peer pressures, cohort pressures, even technology driven pressures, and resistance to the obligations and/or eagerness to enter into the privileges of the later life-stage initiation.
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