I’m honored to talk about young adult fiction on the Inspired Prompt blog today. Hope you enjoy this re-post! Leave a comment and let me know what you think: Why does young adult fiction holds such a universal appeal?
There’s something irresistible about a young adult on a mission, whether it be saving the world, conquering a coming-of-age crisis, or embarking on a journey of discovery. As I’ve transitioned from the young adult to adult age bracket, my interest in this genre has only increased, and I don’t think I’m alone. Why? There are a few trademarks qualities of the young adult fiction genre that contribute to its universal appeal.
#1: We all love an underdog.
Have you ever read a young adult novel where the teenage hero or heroine is on top of the world? Even if page one opens with that scenario, you can expect that moment to get snatched away, and the character to spend the rest of the story fighting to restore or reclaim what’s rightfully his.
In Nadine Brandes’s Fawkes, the story opens on the eve of Thomas’s color ceremony…
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