Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers - Deepstash
The Benefits Of Reading Science Fiction
  • Books and novels leave their impact on young minds.
  • All kinds of fiction helps young minds develop emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills
  • There is a common misconception that reading junk novels and wild sci-fi stories is a waste of time.

New research suggests that reading science fiction and fantasy helps young people cope with the stress and anxiety of thier complicated existence.

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The first book to be banned in the United States was The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn back in 1885, as it had references to smoking, swearing and running away from home. This highlighted the fact that books, no matter what genre, have the power to educate and influence.

A good, powerful book may also be dangerous, as it has the capability to change minds.

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  • Sci-Fi fans have often been categorized as geeks, who are disconnected from reality.
  • The fantasy world they encapsulate their minds in requires creating story worlds that increase their emotional quotient, mental resilience and problem solving skills.
  • Good science fiction writing engages the reader in real human dilemmas, helping young readers make sense of the world.
  • Stories like Hunger Games or Beggars In Spain help many young people understand complex social, economical and political issues.

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