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Classic and Universal Appeal in Young Adult Literature (YAL)
The carnage of two world wars profoundly affected writers of the period to view the world with newer lens. Young Adult Literature appeared as a product of age in 1960s as contemporary literary writing exploring coming of age problems tend to emphasize on fantasy, romance, dystopian, psychological and hybrid scientific realism genres. The research paper aims to highlight the appeal of YAL as universal and classic for all times and ages because YAL presents realistic fiction having therapeutic values. The rationale of writing this research paper is to explore and refute the statement of Young Adult literary author Chris Crowe who assumes YAL negative in appeal due to tendency of Bleak Realism. The research paper is qualitative in approach aims to analyze historical, social, cultural and psychological approaches to analyze YAL as canonized literature dealing with moral educational purpose of teenagers. The research paper helps the literary students of English Literature to understand the diversity YAL has in its chronotopes to reinvigorate teenagers for realization to grow faster than to grow old in order to understand themselves, their roles and responsibilities in society.
Lecturer, Department of English, Federal University of Art, Science & Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Dr. Uzma Imtiaz
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Bleak Realism, Captivity, Child Rearing Diversity, Narratives, Young Adult Literature