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Chick Lit is a subgenre of literature that focuses on the emotional lives of young, working women. Chick lit is defined as "books about young women and the normal issues they have with men, sex, losing weight, etc., especially literature written by women for women to read - used jokingly" in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Chick lit is a mashup of the American slang terms "Chick," which refers to a young woman, and "lit," which is a condensed version of the word literature

Meaning of chick-lit

It covers contemporary female issues, frequently in a lighthearted and amusing manner. The genre became more well-known in the late 1990s, when chick lit books started to dominate bestseller lists and chick lit imprints started to appear. Because the heroine's ties with her family or friends are frequently just as essential as her love relationships, chick lit isn't typically seen as a direct subgenre of the romance novel genre, even though it occasionally has romantic aspects.

Simply described, Chick lit refers to a category of works that are primarily authored by women for other women. The primary protagonists in these stories range in age from their early 20s to their late 60s. The books typically have a friendly, lighthearted, and personal tone. Chick Lit is occasionally written in the first person, but it is also occasionally written from several points of view. Chick Lit stories often feature women dealing with everyday problems like interracial relationships, dating, friendships, roommates, business environments, weight problems, addiction, and many other things.

Characteristics of Chick Lit

According to a list created by Sue O'Brien of the Downers Grove Public Library, chick lit has the following traits:

*Women's writing, for women Email formatted in the first person with a personal voice (confiding to reader)

*Humor is crucial.

*talk about challenges in life (love marriage, dating, relationships, friendships, jobs, weight)

*Friendship group for support

*They typically dislike dead-end professions with unpleasant managers.

*Inappropriate or no boyfriends Urban, but no true feeling of placeo utrageous circumstances

*The main character's mother and family may be domineering or intrusive.

*obsessed with shopping, food, and fashion.

Examples of Chick Lit

*Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares, 2005

*The Boyfriend School by Sarah Bird, 1989

*Wanderlust by Chris Dyers, 2003

*The Rose Revived Katie by Fforde, 1996

*You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs by Laurie Graff, 2004

*Pitch Perfect (2012)

*Mamma Mia (2008)

*Never Been Kissed (1999)

*Bride Wars (2009) 


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