Sicklit; a new genre you should know about!

Young Adult is a ‘fairly’ new genre that features books for young adults. The books discuss growing up, love, depression, making life decisions and the struggles of life. But it seems like there’s a whole new genre growing inside the Young Adult genre: the Sicklit genre. Say what?! Sicklits are books about sick teens/young adults. ‘Sick’ as in mental and physical. The Sicklit genre originated at “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher. The genre is really impressive and I’ve made a list for you with more amazing books in this genre! Be sure to comment and tell me about the books you’ve read or books that should be added to the list!

thirteenThirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
Features: depression, guilt, suicide
Review: YES
Movie: no

 

 

5152478Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
Features: eating disorders, self harm, depression, death
Review: YES
M
ovie: no

 

 

9780525478812_custom-7eb6cc16a8a3f2266865895e1718ac9e9d6232e0-s6-c30The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Features: cancer, death, depression
Review: YES
M
ovie: yes

 

 

book_cover_looking_for_alaskaLooking for Alaska – John Green
Features: depression, suicide, lost
Review: YES
M
ovie: soon

 

 

Funny_Story_frontIt’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
Features: depression, pressure, suicide
Review: not yet
Movie: Yes

 

 

15757486Zac & Mia – A.J. Betts
Features: cancer, depression
Review: not yet
Movie: no

 

 

4327066The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stepher Chbosky
Features: depression, guilt, lost
Review: YES
M
ovie: yes

 

 

IfistaybookIf I Stay – Gayle Forman
Features: lost, coma, depression
Review: not yet (I THOUGHT I REVIEWED THE BOOK!)
Movie: yes

 

 

What books should we add to this list? Let me know!

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Some books to add to your list: Wonder (about a boy born with a facial deformity), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (cancer), Miss Me Not (depression) and Suicide Notes (depression, suicide).

    • Thanks! I will add them to the list tonight! 🙂 I’ve got Suicide Notes on my shelve but forgot to mention it since I haven’t read it yet! What did you think about it?

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