The Young Adult genre has seen a meteoric rise in popularity due to Harry Potter, Twilight, Percy Jackson and so many other great reads geared toward young adults.
Or are they really? It seems that young adult is getting a little bit too adult for its intended audience. After all, creative professionals all over seek to bridge age boundaries by creating medium that will appeal to everyone in the family. Even Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have accomplished this to gain a large following and it’s not only for kids.
Yet, the status of what makes a young adult an adult has changed over the years. From the adage of ‘Children are to be seen and not heard’ to ‘ Kids will be kids’, it seems as if the age of maturity changes with the times. From the more controversial child brides to the exploits of Honey Boo Boo, one has to wonder, “What exactly is Young Adult?” After all, it wasn’t so long ago that young woman was considered on the shelf at age 18 and an old maid at 22.
Join us today at 7:00 pm Eastern time as we discuss some of the issues regarding the adult in young adult with our guest and co-host Mary E. Twomey, a YA indie fantasy writer with eight books to her name. You can join by clicking here at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wluvradio. To call in to the show, dial 646-595-2083.
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