- So they’re for kids.
- Not always. Sometimes the material is really for adults.
- Too. . . graphic?
- Sometimes. But sometimes it’s the subject matter itself that’s adult.
- A story that centers around someone trying to identify an unidentified body from a terrorist bombing in Israel.
Or a retelling of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
Or a murder mystery discovered while processing photos.
- They all sound PG-13.
- Yes. But the subject matter, the way the stories are told, the way the characters are presented, the pacing, all have a more adult sensibility.
- It’s slower?
- I’d say more deliberate. There’s more attention to character development over action – although there can be a whole lot of action, too.
- It sounds like it's the difference between adult fiction and kid fiction.