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Are teens reading too much " Dark" fiction


I get a bit worried when I hear teens talk about the Twilight Series and Hunger Games I know their ability to reason isn't quite yet formed but I see this spilling over into real life. Are we promoting teens to become dark in thought and action? Some kids compare themselves to wolves. Do you think we need to have them read certain classics such as Catcher in The Rye Rather than Harry Potter?

 

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    Lor's Stories 3 years ago

    I guess I was reading totally different things as a young person

    I loved A tree grows in Brooklyn but I also read non- fiction for my time.

    I read Helen Kellers Biography. And a few Nancy Drew classics but I'm not a spy kind of person.

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    Lor's Stories 3 years ago

    Love the answer. I remember reading a book as a young adult titled

    " Death be Not Proud." Sad but very moving. I think it's still in print;

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    Lor's Stories 3 years ago

    Hi

    I'm much older than you. We read JR Tolkein.

    I'm not much for fantasy.

    Maybe I should try reading a teen book so I can get a Bette grip on why I think some kids are prone to " darker" fiction.

    Thanks

    I think I read " Go Ask Alice"


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