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ERIC Number: EJ922971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Chickalicious: Want to Woo Reluctant Female Readers? Chick Lit May Be the Ticket
Meloni, Christine
School Library Journal, v56 n6 p32-35 Jun 2010
Five years ago, when the author transferred from a local elementary school to her current position, she took one look at the dismal circulation figures and knew she had her work cut out for her. One of the first things she did was create a graphic novel section to attract young male readers. She also began stocking up on guy-friendly adventure and mystery stories. Then she reached out to reluctant female readers: What titles were they asking for? What would fire them up? The answer, she soon discovered, was chick lit for teens. Simply put, teen chick lit is upbeat, entertaining beach-type reads, written mostly by women, that feature young female characters. These fun books can be about boys, friendship, family, fitting in, or vacations, but the stories almost always involve self-discovery, offer an uplifting ending, and spotlight characters that are easy for girls to relate to (a huge reason for chick lit's soaring popularity). Today, teen chick lit comes in all shapes and sizes--from the traditional (with a hefty dose of dating and humor) to mysteries to paranormal romances. And its heroines can range from a teen witch in search of a cute prom date to a varsity cheerleader who happens to be skilled in hand-to-hand combat. In this article, the author presents a list of teen chick lit titles. Some of these titles are light and breezy romantic comedies, and others are deep and meaningful stories of friendship and loss.
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