As a new literary type, the romance is different from the realistic novel in its subject matter, with its veneration for the imagination, as well as in its thematic concerns, especially for the emotions.
New realistic novels reflect the phenomenon which shows the lack of morality in the reform progress and focus on the moralities,which are not concerned with economic profit but are essential for social developments.
From the middle and late 80s on, owing to the influences exerted by the social and cultural ideology and its inner demands of renovation and change, the artistic form of realistic fiction undergone new changes, i.e. the appearance of new qualities and new development with regard to literary conceptions, characterization, spiritual orientation, and artistic patterns, thus breaking through the original horizon and expanding the domain of realism and making it begin to assume the characteristics of openness and inclusiveness.
Since 90's in 20 centuries, in the history progress of the Chinese contemporary literature development, the realism novel create of rise suddenly and raise is a specially outstanding phenomenon, bodying the words transformation expects the magic power and the vitality of the realism writing.
This article examines the responses of eight sixth grade students discussing four realistic fiction Hispanic-American multicultural stories with universal themes by Gary Soto in peer-led literature discussion groups.
Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons is a defining example of contemporary realistic fiction for children.
The Gender of Chronically Ill Characters in Children's Realistic Fiction, 1970-1994