Tag Archives: Young-adult fiction

Book Review: “The Truth About Mary Rose” by Marilyn Sachs

A girl searches to find information about an aunt she never knew

We all want to know where we come from, who our ancestors were and what they were like. Sometimes, though, the answers we uncover are not the ones we expect. This is the case in the young adult novel “The … Continue reading

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Does “Sick Lit” Romanticize Dying for Teens?

The young adult genre deals with sensitive issues like death, illness, and suicide.

“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. The novels … Continue reading

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