Here are some of our ideas on the subject.
Me: I hope not. YA to New Adult defines a barrier between high-school and college. Looking back it's all the same to me, but to someone in high-school it is a HUGE difference. It's the difference between the involvment of parents or no parents. I would serious avoid the term chick lit. It sounds girly and cheesy
Antje : Yes and No.
Protagonists with the mentality of a high-schooler, but old enough to legitimately buy booze. I thought "New Adult" just meant "YA with actual sex". But maybe I'm wrong.
I agree that the difference between high school and college is a huge one and I agree that readers at that stage of life would probably enjoys books about it!