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The need for Modern Young Adult Novels

Explain and analyse why it is necessary to have modern young adult novels. In other words, authors should now include modern technology (e.g., social media) into their character’s lives and how it may affect their decision-making.

  • I'm not sure where the dividing line is between "modern young adult novels" and whatever comes next? Is "Lord of the Flies" or "1984" too adult so not suitable for, say, high school? Decision-making relates to what? Do you mean personal choices? – Joseph Cernik 3 years ago
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  • I am not speaking about high school or any other school category specifically. I am referring to how modern technology plays a huge role in young adults' lives now, and should be included more in novels (e.g., social media platforms, video chatting, etc.) One new young adult novel that helps integrate that is "All We Ever Wanted" by Emily Giffin – Yvonne T. 3 years ago
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  • I suppose for this topic, the writer could address how technology shapes young adult narratives and how it might complicate or show these types of narratives in a different light. The coming to age theme is pretty common in young adult novels so it might be interesting to discuss how technology and social media influences this. – jay 3 years ago
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  • You could look at books such as Hank Green's "An Absoulutely Remarkable Thing" – CatBeeny 3 years ago
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