(名詞) 一種以個人遭逢並對抗致命性或毀滅性疾病為主題的文學類型。亦寫成 sick lit。
The blurbs for 'teen sick-lit' — as it's become known — trip over themselves to promise their books will drive readers 'to tears' or leave them 'devastated'.
—Tanith Carey, "The 'sick-lit' books aimed at children: It's a disturbing phenomenon. Tales of teenage cancer, self-harm and suicide...," The Daily Mail, January 3, 2013
Literary media have been abuzz about the "sick-lit" controversy: novels written for teenagers with themes of death, fatal disease and psychological disease such as anorexia.
—Russell Smith, "Sick-lit: a symptom of publishing's decline?," The Globe and Mail, February 13, 2013