2012 YA Contemporary Challenge!

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Some of these books that have been added haven't been published in 2012. For example, Why We Broke Up and You Are Here.


message 2: by Katie (new)

Katie Hazal wrote: "Some of these books that have been added haven't been published in 2012. For example, Why We Broke Up and You Are Here."

You Are Here has been removed but Why We Broke Up counts because it was originally supposed to be published in January 2012 but was pushed up to Dec. 27, 2011.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Ok, thank you for the clarification.


message 4: by Angel (new)

Angel Hi. I'm new to this, so forgive me for the stupidest question you will ever hear. What makes a book a contemporary? other than it being published in 2012. English isn't my first language, but according to dictionaries, it means that the events are occurring in the same time (nowadays). However, I find that they are more romance genre, which makes me confused...


message 5: by Rogier (new)

Rogier added 2 books


message 6: by Loretta (new)

Loretta Catching Jordan came out in 2011 right?


message 7: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia Schiller Gosh I've barely read any of these, but Angel is right they all look like the same kind of book!


message 8: by Loretta (new)

Loretta Ok, SOME of these are not even Contemp.
Delirum?
The Hunger Games?
You know, the ones that are not YA Contemp.


message 9: by Meem (new)

Meem Two-Way Street
Kiss Crush Collide
The Next Door Boys
The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer
Leaving Paradise
Return to Paradise
Catching Jordan
The Vincent Boys
Why We Broke Up


message 10: by Meem (new)

Meem And that's just the first page.


message 11: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Do books that were selfpublished before 2012 but later were traditionally published in 2012 count? (like The Vincent Boys, for example)
There's also a few books that came out in ebook in 2011 but in paperback on 2012 and there's Graffiti Moon (published in Australia in 2010)...


message 12: by Maddison (new)

Maddison i think comtemopary it means it doesn't involve vampires or mermaids anything like that.


message 13: by Farah 🌈 (new)

Farah 🌈 The Hunger Games is not contemporary.


message 14: by Dayla (last edited May 31, 2013 07:10PM) (new)

Dayla A few of these aren't young adult, let alone contemporary fiction.

Contemporary: A portrayal of modern and realistic life as it happens now.

Also, romance happening in the present time, such as: The Summer I Turned Pretty, is also contemporary fiction, as long as it is happening in the now, rather than the distant future or past.


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