There are so many genres and subgenres in books. One series that I started is “Book Genres Defined” so that you and I can better understand what they are. Today my focus is The Contemporary Genre.”
I found a paragraph that sums up the Contemporary Genre…
“Contemporary/Realistic: Realistic fiction creates imaginary characters and situations that depict our world and society. It focuses on themes of growing up and confronting personal and social problems. This genre portrays characters coming to understand themselves and others.”
Here is a breakdown of how I understand the Contemporary Genre…
*Stories that could happen to real people.
*Settings are what could be real settings.
*The setup could be our natural world and society.
*The focus could be on confronting personal or social problems.
*The storylines could focus on growing up and the situations faced during this time.
*Contemporary literature usually means after WWII
*There is no fantasy in the contemporary genre; it is realistic fiction.
This is the story about a man and his cat in present-day Japan. It is easy to see this as a contemporary read because it deals with the main character and the cat’s day-to-day life. Decisions need to be made, and things need to get done, which is the book’s focus. You can see my review on my