Unhealthy Literature: Sick-lit For Children Is A Disturbing Phenomenon

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Books like A Fault In Our Stars, Before I Die and Never Eighteen usually come in the category of sick-lit and to be more specific ‘teen sick-lit’. These books have accounts of terminally ill children or teenagers and such literature is becoming a point of concern among many book reviewers and experts.

Books like A Fault In Our Stars,Before I Die and Never Eighteen usually come in the category of sick-lit and to be more specific ‘teen sick-lit’. These books have accounts of terminally ill children or teenagers and such literature is becoming a point of concern among many book reviewers and experts.

Amanda Craig, a children’s book expert who has been sent different books to be reviewed which are usually about dying teenagers’ intimate relationships. According to her such glamorization of relationships between young people leaves a negative impact on the minds of the readers which are usually as young as twelve years old.

After Twilight, publishers are now looking for another teenage-fantasy that could become as famous and for that very reason sick-lit is being promoted both by publishers and distributors.

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These stories have disturbing details about people using abusive language, trying to cut themselves or finding ways to commit suicide.

As the readership includes children who are eleven or twelve years old, such descriptions are considered to be inappropriate for them. On the other hand, it is also the responsibility of parents to be vigilant about what their child is reading.

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