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Old Mar 26 2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Question adult book or young adult book

I wrote a book but Im trying to decide if it would be concidered an adult or young adult book. Can anyone tall me how to decide. It is about a young woman named Ruth who get transported to anthor relm with her two collies. She goes on amission to find a crystal wand and defeat an evil queen. They travel with a unicorn, dragon, griffin and an elf. There are no cats. I got tired of seeing cats as helpers but never any dogs. I can't decide if it is an adult book or young adult
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Old Mar 27 2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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Just by the description you provided, I think that it might be considered a young adult book. It sounds like the kind of story one would find in that section of a book store.

I've read a lot of young adult books, but that has only been in more recent. I started reading a lot of adult fantasy before I ever really started reading young adult books. By the end of seventh grade I had already gotten through all the Katherine Kurtz books published at the time, and I think I might have already reread several Pern books at that point, but I really don't remember.
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Old Mar 27 2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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Sounds like a young adult book to me too. It would probably sell better in that area as well. Congrats on writing a book - that whole process just amazes me!
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Old Mar 27 2007, 01:36 AM   #4
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Congrats on writing the book! I hope you have good beta readers, because reputable publishers won't tolerate mistakes in grammar or spelling. Sounds like a young adult book to me too. Good luck with it.
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Old Mar 27 2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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Good luck mawofone! I hope that it gets published. If it does, please think of me when you need a review online.
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The plot of the book is not the deciding factor in whether a book is young adult or adult. Vocabulary, story structure, etc have much more to do with it. There are websites out there (can't think of any off hand) that will tell you the differences.
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Old Mar 27 2007, 01:46 PM   #7
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I was think young adult as well. I wrote it long hand and Mom is retying it for me as I read it to her. Her spelling and grammer Than I am
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I'd go with young adult too How old is your heroine? Have you already said that?
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I like the idea of the storyline...^^

As you say, quite a few books have cats in as the helpers...The one I've just finished reading, 'The redemption of Althalus' is a prime example of that. Granted, she was technically a goddess in disguise but still...-Chuckles-

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I was going to say what Pam said. While your basic description sounds like something that will appeal well to young adults, it truly depends on how it's written in terms of vocabular, sentence structure, and plot. It's possible to write it to a very adult audience, or not, as you choose.
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Old Mar 27 2007, 08:08 PM   #11
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The heroin was amrried but he died in a car crash, so the heroin is not real young I picture he being in her mid-20
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probably adult then. Young adult books tend to have a cotemporary as the hero
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