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The YA dystopia boom is over. It’s been replaced by stories of teen suicide.

The Hunger Games made Jennifer Lawrence a ... culture that YA dystopias used to occupy: the teen suicide story. Throughout this year, a new obsession has formed around books and TV shows like 13 ... read more

Why ‘Everything, Everything’ may be your new YA obsession

If you’ve finished 13 Reasons Why and loved The Fault in Our Stars ... The movie stars The Hunger Games’ Amandla Stenberg as Maddy, a teen with a disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) ... read more

Many reasons why we shouldn't worry that '13 Reasons Why' is leading teens to suicide

Last spring, the release of the Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" prompted considerable concerns that the show might increase suicide risk in some vulnerable young viewers of the show. The show depicts ... read more

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'The Maze Runner' movie review: Baton Rouge-shot thriller does its best 'Hunger Games' impression

"The Maze Runner" is rated PG-13 for "intense ... Hollywood's latest "Hunger Games" wannabe is a Baton Rouge-shot thriller based on the dystopian young-reader novel of the same name about a community ... read more

Like The Maze Runner? Here are the 10 best young adult films on Netflix

By far the greatest movie to emerge from the relatively new young adult genre, The Hunger Games blew Twilight out of ... but a Netflix original series. 13 Reasons Why stars Dylan Minnette as a teen ... read more

Young Adult writers are changing the face of blockbusters

When Jay Asher’s perennially popular 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why launched as a Netflix series last Spring, many adults — educators and mental health professionals among them — were shocked by its ... read more

My 5 Biggest Issues With The Way 'All The Bright Places' Portrays Mental Illness

Film adaptations like Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Hunger Games basically made my ... For one, I had no idea Finch was going to commit suicide. It freaked me out so much that I had a panic ... read more

Literature finds life in subject of death

The controversy over Netflix’s adaptation of the novel Thirteen Reasons Why, depicting the aftermath of teen suicide, shows that dealing with ... Characters in books such as Harry Potter (1997), The ... read more

Are Teen Novels Dark and Depraved — or Saving Lives?

And tweeters on #YAsaves note that “dark” teen books that bring up homosexuality, cutting, suicide, and rape, among other tough topics, prevent rather than promote ... such as the Hunger Games trilogy ... read more

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors

Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why is about a high school girl who commits suicide ... books for teens have that at least at the end.” This change doesn’t always unfold in ways that are explicit or ... read more

Stepping back from the edge

Trigger warning: This story explores suicide, including the details of how the author’s mother took her own life. If you are at risk, please stop here and contact the National Suicide Prevention ... ... read more

Mockingjay: The brilliance of the book and how the movies almost ruined it

She leads her squad on a suicide mission ... sending kids into the Hunger Games to prevent the districts from getting out of line.” I used to hate Gale. Rereading, I’m struck by how Collins never lets ... read more

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