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?
I'd say as long as teens are reading SOMETHING, it's a positive sign. Too many teenagers don't bother to read at all.
...remember, "Catcher in the Rye" was pretty "dark" for its time, and it raised the same sort of questions about whether or not teens should be reading it. Now it's considered a classic and is required in many schools.
Please keep in mind as you read this answer that it wasn't very long ago that I was a teen myself. I don't like all this "dark" literature either. It gives me an unsettled feeling. Things like "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" have become the norm. And we are unfortunately seeing more and more series like this. I don't know if it will have any kind of an influence on kids. But I can't help wondering whatever happened to writing just a good love story with a REAL hero, NOT a "Byronic" hero.
The Hunger Games, I agree with. It shouldn't be read. But there are worse series out there that are young adult that even I have trouble reading. But Harry Potter was a great series. Just don't make your children read Lord of the Flies. They kill the fat kid and eat him at the end. Also the greek stories are filled with rape and murder. But I was introduced to those in middle school by my teacher.
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.
I think I read " Go Ask Alice"
The last book of the Lord of the Rings was the best but in middle school, school the series was boring.
When I was a teenager I read a lot of Paul Zindel books. He's not a hugely popular author, but his books were extremely violent. Mind you, there were marketed towards teenagers and my english teacher read us one of the books out loud. So, I don't really think today's fiction is any worse than it was back then. Twilight is actually one of the tamest books they could read. The characters wait until they're married to have sex. The 'vampires' don't eat people and, as far as I know, nobody dies, at least not any of the main characters. Harry Potter is darker than twilight, and the Hunger Games is darker than both of them. But, like FatFreddysCat said; it's good that they're reading at all.
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