Questioning Teen Sick-Lit

The Current

From suicide ... to cutting .. to cancer ...the young adult literature flying off bookstore shelves features terminally-ill and depressed teens with titles such as "By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead" ..."Never Eighteen" ..."Before I Die" ... "Vampire stories are so Yesterday". Welcome to the world of Sick-Lit, a genre that has critics questioning and others grateful that plots concerning illness, depression and sexuality are finally reflecting their young worlds.

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