Happy Endings MAG

September 14, 2009
By Melanie Petrola BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
Melanie Petrola BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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I have noticed that many of the fiction and nonfiction works published in Teen Ink have a positive outlook, a happy ending. While these are pleasant to read, one has to ask, when is optimism too much? I'm all for positive thinking, but readers should also be exposed to the darker side of life. Why not publish a story about someone who experiences a tragedy and gets nothing in return? After all, that's life.

Also, some stories feature young people who have overcome drug addictions or eating disorders. While these experiences are appreciated, what about those who face an addiction but are unable to defeat it?

Not every story has a happy ending. I think it would benefit Teen Ink's readers to see both kinds: happy and real.


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on Sep. 15 2009 at 6:13 pm
Allie Newhouse BRONZE, Grove City, Ohio
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i totally agree! ive had some dark things published, but none of the ones really sinister get put on here.


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