Chances are, if a patron approaches the reference desk and asks to be directed to the “new adult” fiction, she means the recently released adult fiction, as opposed to .
The world of young adult literature is a dynamic one that has become one of the most vibrant areas of publishing. Each publishing season brings many new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with these changes and the 5,000+ new titles flooding the market annually can be a full-time job.
New adult can best be described as the age category after young adult. Themes and issues. New adult literature touches upon many themes and issues to reach the readership that falls in between the categories of young adult and adult fiction. Many themes covered in young adult fiction such as identity, sexuality, depression, suicide, drug abuse.