Although ‘YA contemporary’ isn’t really a genre it is the topic of this post. Let’s talk YA Contemporary ❤
[Comtemporary books] Modern fiction geared towards teens roughly 13 to 18 years old. Main characters are usually teenagers or younger adults. Young Adult Contemporary is often realistic, but can overlap with fantasy or magic realism.
What is YA contemporary?
The genre features stories about the life of Young Adults in current times and focuses on the concerns of the average persons life.
What is YA?
Young adult fiction or young adult literature (YA)is fiction published for readers from 12 to 18. However, authors and readers of “young teen novels” often define it as written for those aged 15 to the early 20s. The terms young adult novel, juvenile novel, teenage fiction, young adult book, etc. refer to the works in this category.
Why is this genre becoming really popular ?
In my opinion Contemporary YA books are a great look at the average teens life. They are very realistic and relate-able I think that’s what people love. Understanding the issues that come up.
What to expect?
A modern and realistic take on life. Food for thought and also a lot of character development. Character development is a huge factor in this genre. Also expect fun dialogue and a lot of relate able moments.
Comtemporary YA although geared toward Young Adults can be read by all. These books teach you many lessons that you can take with you forever. Contemporary books are hard to get right but when an author does you’ll fall in love with everything about it.
Sarah Dessen was born in Evanston, Illinois, on June 6, 1970. Dessen was born to Alan and Cynthia Dessen, both professors at the University of North Carolina.
Rainbow Rowell (born February 24, 1973) is an American author of young adult and adult contemporary novels. Her young adult novels Eleanor & Park, Carry On, and Fangirl both received a great deal of critical acclaim in 2013.
Green was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Mike and Sydney Green on August 24, 1977 (age 39). Some of his novels include Looking for Alaska, Paper towns and The fault in our stars.
Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana on February 1, 1967 (age 49)Bloomington, Indiana, United States. She is most known for The Princess Diary series which is now a Walt Disney movie.
A few YA contemporary I really enjoyed.
Contemporay Books I want to read
Some YA Contemporary books that are on my TBR