Contemporary Realistic Fiction consists of stories rooted in reality (could actually happen) but the characters are fictionalized. Nothing in the story connects itself to a time or event in history, but focuses on problems facing children's lives today such as divorce, a new sibling,or teen issues.
⇒Themes are contemporary
⇒Tend to be controversial
⇒Characters are realistic in nature but not based on actual people
•Lois Lowry •Cynthia Rylant •Louis Sachar •Kate DiCamillo •Andrew Clements •Jeff Kinney • Jamie Lee Curtis •Barbara Park