Teen Fiction And The Rise Of The Dead Narrator

04/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alison Flood The Guardian

An 18-year-old girl who dies in a car crash, only to relive her final day again and again; a 15-year-old who's aging backwards in another dimension after dying in the real world; a dying teenage girl attempting to experience all life has to offer in the months before her death at 16. Undead vampire teenager Edward Cullen -- he of the ivory turtleneck sweaters and sparkly skin -- might be propelling Stephenie Meyer to the top of the teen reading charts, but a different furrow -- in which the teen hero or heroine is actually dead, or dying -- is being quietly ploughed by a growing host of young adult writers.

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