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"Sick LIt" Is Nothing New -- Here's Why It Matters | xoJane

"Sick LIt" Is Nothing New -- Here's Why It Matters | xoJane | Sick Lit | Scoop.it
In YA! I might get the vapors!) and books that are “too dark” (and we all know dark scary books are bad!). And now, it's “sick lit.” These aren't trends; they've been present in young adult and children's literature all along, ...

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Books bring dark issues to light for teen readers - York Daily Record

“ Books bring dark issues to light for teen readers York Daily Record Here are some of the subjects that books for young adults tackled in the past year or so: School shootings, terrorism, post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, sex,...”


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Does “Sick Lit” Romanticize Dying for Teens? | SevenPonds Blog

Does “Sick Lit” Romanticize Dying for Teens? | SevenPonds Blog | Sick Lit | Scoop.it

“ teenager “Sick lit”, a sub-genre of literature that features characters who are struggling with physical or mental illness, or coping with issues like suicide or self-mutilation, or loss, has created a bit of a buzz in the media lately.”


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Weighing in on the Sick Lit Debate |

Weighing in on the Sick Lit Debate | | Sick Lit | Scoop.it
“ Imagine my disappointment (not to mention severe, itchy case of irritation)when I discovered Sick Lit is basically a sensationalist new term for, um, YA literature, or if you want to get specific, what librarians like to call Problem lit.”
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