ERIC Number: ED155670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Criteria for Excellence in Adolescent Literature.
Carlsen, G. R.
Novels intended for adolescent readers have the following qualities in common: a tone that is implied by the diction and the syntax; themes that relate to adolescent concerns such as the search for status and identity, breaking family ties, and handling sex; a predilection to teach through example or to convey a message; and an atmosphere of realism that presents life as it is, through the use of facts and details in setting, characters, and plot. Although some current teenage novels have moved from realism to fantasy or science fiction, the narrative aspects of all adolescent novels fulfil an important function in the reading development of young people. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)