Young-Adult GameLit?

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  1. KodyBoye

    KodyBoye Level 3 (Apprentice) Citizen

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    Anyone else have any experience seeing this in the genre? I'm not sure if Ready Player One falls into the YA or GameLit genre since I haven't read it, but figured I'd ask, since I'm writing my own at the moment.
     
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    grimshawl Level 9 (Burgler) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I definitely would say the vast majority of Gamelit stories cant be called YA as they often have some sexual situations pop up or other objectionable scenes. I think most Gamelit/litrpg books are written geared towards adult gamer/nerds wish fulfillment scenarios. I'm okay with that as I see myself in that category. As far as Ready Player one, overall I don't remember too much about it that would keep it from being a YA story and a lot that would. Perhaps the focus on the nostalgia regarding the early years of games and the decades that happened would preclude it being geared for todays youth?
     
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  3. R. M. Mulder

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    As for RPO, I imagine the 'masturbation manifesto' would probably disqualify it as YA

    I know USA Today bestseller Anthea Sharp has several YA GameLit novels. And I also just released my first two YA GameLit novellas last week. :)
     




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