LGBTQ(NA), Queer New Adult Fiction: The Emergence of a New Genre and Its Impact on the LGBTQIA+ Community

Honors in Comparative Literary Studies
Wellesley College
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This is an undergraduate thesis, so it is not very long. The original analysis with respect to romance can be found in the sections about three of the novels discussed

The five representative examples of queer New Adult fiction I have chosen are One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera, Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers, and Real Life by Brandon Taylor. (31)


Juliet Takes a Breath is not a Romance novel. (53)


The previous novels have all been popular fiction novels, not literary fiction. Real Life (2020) by Brandon Taylor is an adult fiction novel shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and is a literary rather than popular novel. (69)


For popular romance novels, therefore, see in particular the sections on: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (32-43); Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (44-49); Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (58-67).