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Review the properties of the content and characterization of bestselling novels for teens, between 2001-2010
Mahdi Mohammadi Dr * , Zakiye Arabsheibani MS, Sokaineh Falsafin MS, Samaneh Khavidaki MS
Assistant Professor University of Qom , mahdi.mohammadi203@gmail.com
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Abstract:

Aim: The aim of the present study is to review the properties of the content and characterizations of the best–selling novels for youth during 2001 to 2010.

Methodology: This is an applied study with use of quantitative content analysis method. The population of this study consists of 14 best-selling novels for youth, according to Iran Book House, which have been reprinted more than 10 times.

Findings: findings show that the main characters of studied novels are faced with the same problems, such as poverty, sickness, mental illness, suicide, death of loved, and etc., and most of the time, they have a better end. Only about 40% of the main characters were continued to live, 22% were forced to leave the marital life, and about 11% died at the end of the story. Also about 11% of the characters were suffered from mental illness. 

Originality: encouraging young readers to study and adopt a positive approach in dealing with problems have been identified as a positive point, and sorrow and black atmosphere and different from reality have been identified as a negative point. Also, characters of novels were those who were far from the reality of today’s society such as social, economic and cultural situation.

Key words: Novel/ best-selling novels/ novels for youth/ Fiction/ Sociology of literature/ Characterizations

Keywords: Novel, Bestselling novels, Novels for teen, Fiction, Sociology of literature.
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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: childrens studies, childrens litrature studies
Received: 2016/11/25 | Accepted: 2017/12/20 | Published: 2017/12/20
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Mohammadi M, Arabsheibani Z, Falsafin S, Khavidaki S. Review the properties of the content and characterization of bestselling novels for teens, between 2001-2010. تحقيقات اطلاع رساني و كتابخانه هاي عمومي. 2017; 28
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