The Difference Between New Adult vs. Young Adult

The Difference Between New Adult vs. Young Adult

Defining the difference in the book community.
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If you see the title and you don't know what I'm talking about, then you must not be an active reader. Don't worry though, you could still be an active reader and still not know what I'm talking about.

In the reading community there has been a rising of debut books that have been listed as New Adult books. These books are designed to reach out to the 18 and older readers. Or mostly college students, because the characters in the books are in college and therefore the readers can relate to the the stories. The big difference in New Adult versus Young Adult is that New Adult contains more sexual incidences. This, of course, attracts more college-aged readers but also older readers. Now these books aren't like "Fifty Shades of Grey," but these authors know the thin line between erotica and sexual scenes.

Young Adult books seem to be drifting off the surface. They aren't that popular like they once were. After the "Twilight" series has ended, and even the "Harry Potter" series is over, the craze of Young Adult seems to have met its disappearing end. Of course, Young Adult is still out there, but it seems to be reaching out more towards the 13 and younger audiences; almost like tween novels. There of course is even a thinner line between Young Adult and Juvenile books. Adults read Young Adult, but without new novels coming out and more adults being interested in erotica, it's becoming harder for Young Adult to rise to fame again.

Going into sales and marketing really quick. If you go into a bookstore, there is only a Young Adult section. Although, you can find New Adult books in the Young Adult section. Sometimes if the book is too sexual, it will be removed from the Young Adult section and moved to the Adult section. Therefore it gets confusing for readers who are interested in New Adult books to find a certain book they want to read. Finally, these readers who are interested in New Adult just read this up-and-coming genre from their phone with a Amazon Kindle app or iPhone book app. Young Adult books are fairly expensive starting at $12 and going to $20 or more. New Adult books aren't that expensive, ranging from $2 to $6, which makes these books more popular among the college community who can afford a good read at a decent price.

In the entertainment industry, books have a big impact. A lot of the books, after great success, are turned into movies. These books are very popular among the entertainment industry and readers. Readers will most likely go to the theater to see the movie because it represents a favorite book they read.

In the end, New Adult seems to be the up-and-coming craze, with Young Adult having less effect on the population. Readers seem to be more entertained with the plots of sexual romance than tween, middle-school romance. This could also be the change of generation, and the maturation of readers. Although Young Adult is still seen in bookstores and is still popular among different readers, readers are still turning towards the newfound New Adult books found mainly on online bookstores where these books are getting 3.5 to 5 stars daily.

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The ABCs Of A Night Out Drinking In Tallahassee

What you can expect when you go out in Tallanasty.
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Tallahassee is an interesting city full of unique experiences. There are so many bars to choose from and each one has its own clientele. Ready to go line dancing? Hit up the Moon. Just want to get sloshed with freshmen? Go to the Strip on Saturday. There is something out there for everyone to do and this list of ABCs will help you get a better idea of the bar scene in Tallahassee. Disclaimer: not everyone can handle Tallanasty, so if you're a Gator you might want to stay home.

A is for all you can drink.

B is for blacking out.

C is for crazy homeless people inside McDonald's asking to sleep on your couch.

D is for don't forget to drink water.

E is for everybody goes home with someone at 2 AM.

F is for free drinks.

G is for going hard in the paint.

H is for Happy Hour at Pots.

I is for I think we should get more booze.

J is for just dance.

K is for kissing strangers.

L is for that L you took last night.

M is for more money spent this weekend than all of the money you spent last month.

N is for nasty hangovers.

O is for over-playing Post Malone.

P is for putting a double shot of tequila in your drink.

Q is for questionable decisions you made last night.

R is for remembering your keys before leaving the house.

S is for STD rate, FSU having the third highest rating in colleges amongst the nation.

T is for tequila sunrise.

U is for underwear on the floor that isn't yours.

V is for Valentine's Day one night stands.

W is for White Trash Wednesdays.

X is for the ex you still have feelings for and drunk text.

Y is for Y-bombs that keep the party going.

Z is for Zingales pool tournaments.

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Silence is Detailed

And details are golden
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Some movies settle for the minimum. I’m not going to throw out names right now, but plenty of generic horror genre additions come out every year that do just enough entertain and then are immediately forgotten. That’s fine. Sometimes we eat junk food, sometimes we watch dumb movies on auto-pilot. It happens. A Quiet Place, though, is not an example of one of those films.

Directed and staring Jim from The Office (John Krasinski) and his wife Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place is incredibly creative, dramatic, and frightening in roughly equal measures. It has wowed reviewers and hushed audiences across the country with its approach to scares reminiscent of a particularly atmospheric Black Mirror episode. I considered reviewing the movie myself, but instead I’ve decided to focus on some of the finer details that went into the movie’s creation to demonstrate just how in-depth it was thought-out.

For example, none of the characters are named in the film itself, but all of them were given names which can be seen in the end credits. The father is Lee, the mother is Evelyn, and the son is Marcus. The deaf daughter is named Regan, and she's played by Millicent Simmonds, who is deaf in real life. This decision was made so that she could teach the cast actual ASL sign language so that it was accurate as possible. In addition, each family member was taught to sign slightly differently to match their nonverbal inflections- whereas Lee signs more authoritatively, Regan signs with more attitude.

Even though it doesn't actually matter to the plot, Krasinski also came up with a backstory for the movie's aliens to explain their biology and existence on our planet. According to him, they evolved in a world with no light and their armor allowed them to survive the destruction of their homeworld, a chunk of which fell to Earth at some point. This kind of detail was brought into the main movie in its entirety, and also explains why the characters went barefoot- apparently the family thought that having to clean socks constantly would use up too much of their valuable time.

Last but not least, if the concept of a weird alien invasion on an alternate Earth sounds familiar in abstract, that's because the film was originally planned as a Cloverfield spinoff. This was abandoned later on, but it's still interesting to note that it almost happened.

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