@ Jenn I totally agree with you, that teens like to read up. When I was in middle school I wanted to read about high school characters. When I was in high school I wanted to read about college. I felt like, I’m in high school and I know what its like to be in high school. I want to know what college is going to be like, etc.
Its good to know that there are some books out there that feature older teens. I think I’ve only read one, and the MC was turns 18 in the first book of the series.
@ Jani I haven’t heard the term New Adult. It makes sense to me that there would be books in that category though (sounds like at one time as a reader I might have fit in that category!).
And it doesn’t surprise me that agents don’t take New Adult seriously.
Are you concerned about getting an agent/getting published in YA because of the age of your MC? Part of me says that I shouldn’t worry about it bc I really just need to get the novel WRITTEN. But the other part of me points out that if I write the novel for adults VS. YA it will go down a very different path and will almost be a completely different story.