Reading books about death is more than just a morbid fascination for young adults. Teenagers deal with death every day, struggling to make sense of it. Literature provides a way into this complicated human subject not only for those fascinated by the macabre, but for those students who have had personal and painful encounters with death, either through media (consider all of the graphic images on the daily news!), family loss, and suicide or accident (the leading causes of teenage death).
Please join me for an interesting dialogue to explore our own encounters with death via 3 popular YA novels.