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Falsafin S, Khavidaki S. An analysis of the characteristics of Persian best-selling youth fictions published between 2000 and 2010. Research on Information Science & Public Libraries. 2018; 24 (1) :125-147
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Purpose: To review the content and the characters of the parsonage in Persian youth best–selling novels between the 2000-2010s.
Methodology: Quantitative content analysis was carried out on 14 novels for the youth reprinted more than ten times. Titles were chosen from the list prepared by the Book House.
Findings: Most characters faced similar problems, such as poverty, physical illness or mental illnesses, suicide, death of the beloved. Most fictions have happy endings. In about 40% cases the main character survived, in 22% is forced to leave family life, 11% died at the end of the story, and 11% suffered from mental illness.
Originality: encouraging young readers to read and adopt positive approach in dealing with problems have been as a positive point, whereas leaving the characters in sorrow and in a grim atmosphere is far from t 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.
Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: GIS and Geographic Studies
Received: 2016/11/25 | Accepted: 2017/12/20 | ePublished ahead of print: 2017/12/20 | Published: 2017/12/20 | ePublished: 2017/12/20

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