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!
Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
Features: depression, guilt, suicide
Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
Features: eating disorders, self harm, depression, death
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Features: cancer, death, depression
Looking for Alaska – John Green
Features: depression, suicide, lost
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stepher Chbosky
Features: depression, guilt, lost
What books should we add to this list? Let me know!