Young Adult vs Adult Fiction – Why Not Both?

I just read this article that I think gives great insight into the art of writing for diverse age group audiences:

It’s interesting because as I get older, I tend to want to read novels that have characters closer to my age. That said, I will always love Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia and a whole slew of other books that have children as the main characters.

I’m curious, what are your thoughts? Do you only read books with characters over (or under) a specific age?

10 thoughts on “Young Adult vs Adult Fiction – Why Not Both?

  1. That’s an interesting article. And yeah, I’ve noticed that as I get older, the protagonists I read about get older too. Sometimes this is fun, like reading Percy Jackson through high school, because I was aging with the protagonists. Then again, I bought a couple of books the other day, American Gods and Ender’s Game (the protagonists whose ages are vastly different than mine…and each other), and my sister took one look at them and said “You’re reading adult books now?”

    Also, nice quote. :)

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