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YA novel with old protagonist?

How old can a YA protagonist be?

between 13 and 19 years old

As a general rule of thumb, YA protagonists should typically be somewhere between 13 and 19 years old. Young people like to read up, which means they usually prefer protagonists who are a year or two older than them.

How old should characters be in YA?

A young adult (YA) protagonist should ideally be between the ages of 14 and 22. Characters may be on the ‘cusp’ of being young adults at age 13 and age 23. Often the content within the books is a clearer indicator of the age group than the age of the characters.
Jan 20, 2020

What age should you stop reading YA books?

(The definition of YA is increasingly fuzzy, but it generally refers to books written for 12- to 17-year-olds. Meanwhile, the cultural definition of “young adult” now stretches practically to age 30, which may have something to do with this whole phenomenon.)
Jun 5, 2014

What is YA Na crossover?

Re: What makes YA or NA different? As Per wikipedia: New Adult: This category is intended to be marketed to post-adolescents and young-adults ages 18 to 30. This age group is considered to be the lucrative “cross-over” category of young-adult titles that appeal to both the young-adult market and to an adult audience.
Nov 16, 2014

Can a YA novel have adult protagonist?

Young Adult (YA)

Young adult protagonists will be between the ages of 14 and 21 with some overlap into NA, especially as darker themes are entertained. Young adult is a wide arching age range. At it’s younger end the books tend to fall into the ‘sweet’ category.
Jan 17, 2020

Should I write adult or YA?

YA is where kids go to process scary content. The difference between YA and Adult is how these things are handled. YA isn’t graphic or gratuitous, it skirts the edges of what’s too much. Adult fiction is more likely to depict terrible things outright and even revel in the messiness of it.
May 28, 2019

Why do so many adults read YA?

People mentioned “being young again” and even suggested that adults might like YA because of the protagonists age. Perhaps part of the reason adults read YA is because it’s called “Young Adult”––and this name appeals to people who want to tap into that feeling again.
May 4, 2019

Can a 12 year old read YA books?

While publishers label many YA books as appropriate for ages 12 and older, including the best sellers Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, some librarians find that younger students in this range may not be interested in reading about romance and relationships, which
Nov 1, 2019

Should a 13 year old read a little life?

I would recommend this book only to those who can handle it and I would not suggest anyone under the age of 18 reading it. See A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara on Goodreads and purchase through Book Depository*.
Apr 16, 2018

What does PNR mean in romance novels?

paranormal romance

PNR, the acronym typically used for paranormal romance, focuses on romantic love and includes elements beyond the range of scientific explanation, blending together themes from the speculative fiction genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

What does Chicklit mean?

uncountable noun. Chick lit is modern fiction about the lives and romantic problems of young women, usually written by women. [informal]

Is Acotar an adult?

Also, Goodreads itself identifies ACOTAR as New Adult on their dedicated page for the genre. However, that New Adult label faded away as the sequels were published. Now, many call it YA. In fact, when I was researching for this post, almost every source I found was calling it YA.
Sep 25, 2019

Is Throne of Glass smutty?

The sex scenes are explicit,” one reviewer wrote before going on to detail several graphic phrases from the book. Another said she was shocked the books were categorised as Young Adult and said they were not appropriate for anyone under 18.
May 11, 2019

Can a 14 year old read Throne of Glass?

These connections are the reason I personally & professionally recommend the series to children beginning at age 10 who are reading at a 6.5-7+ grade level, primarily due to the challenging vocabulary.

Can a 15 year old read A Court of Silver Flames?

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive.
Apr 29, 2021

How old is Rhysand?

He was 28 years old when the War began and it lasted 7 years, so if we add the 500 years from the end of the war to the beginning of the series, plus the additional year from the beginning of A Court of Thorns and Roses until A Court of Mist and Fury we can say that Rhysand was 536 years old in A Court of Mist and Fury

How old is Feyre in A Court of Thorns and Roses?


Nineteen-year-old Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, and a beast-like creature demands punishment for it. She is taken to the land of the faeries, her captor, Tamlin, who is an immortal faerie himself. She comes to live with him at his estate.