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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday Morning Musings: Audience or genre

Good morning, Musers.

Not too bright and early for you, I hope. This question has been bothering me for a bit now, so...

Lately, I’ve been referring to MG/Tween/YA as our age group audience. Is this more correct than using, genre? Which…age or genre…is more limiting?

As a reader, I take notice of both genre and age when I select a book to read, although, to me, the genre is the most important. However, to the MG/Tween/YA age group, age and genre might both have similar importance. Adult stories may not be appropriate for this age group, so it is important that they know which books are suitable and which are not. 

I have found that this is more of a genre, since many adults read these books. Adults I have spoken to have said they like my books because the characters and situations remind them of their own time in high school. However, many teens and tweens have read them as well. So with the differing ages I think this should be called a genre. I would say age group is more limiting. Genre allows for any age to read them.

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1 comment:

  1. I think the genre works best for young people. They might not read a book that they think is too young for them, where they would one if it was fantasy or sci/fi or what they enjoy reading. My two cents worth. Have a great week.


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