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Narrative Matters: ‘The third space’ in Adolescent and Young Adult Fiction

Webb, Jean (2016) Narrative Matters: ‘The third space’ in Adolescent and Young Adult Fiction. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 21 (4). pp. 231-232. ISSN 1475-357X Online:1475-3588

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In his article ‘Narrative Matters’, Gordon Bates (Bates, 2016) discusses the relevance of the humanities, and in particular that of fiction, in helping us to understand the experiences and problems of adolescents suffering men- tal health problems. Notably, the number of novels pub- lished for children and adolescents that focus on mental health problems has risen considerably since the begin- ning of this century. The ‘Goodreads’ (Goodreads, 2016) website lists more than 1000 fiction titles on matters pertaining to mental illness published for the UK and US markets since 2000.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Webb, J. (2016), Narrative Matters: ‘The third space’ in adolescent and young adult fiction. Child Adolesc Ment Health, 21: 231–232. doi:10.1111/camh.12192, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: YA fiction, Young Adults, adolescents, mental health problems
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
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Depositing User: Jean Webb
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 07:42
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 01:00

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