Study Guide

Nothing Genre

By Janne Teller

Genre

Young Adult Literature

It's narrated by a teenager, it's about teenagers, and it was written for teenagers. It also won the Printz Medal for Young Adult Literature and was hailed by YA-author-slash-demigod John Green as one of his favorite YA books. Yep, we'd say that seals the deal.

Philosophical Literature

An alternate title for Nothing might be Existential Nihilism for Beginners. It's brought straight to you from Denmark, the land that gave us the great Existentialist philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. Questioning the meaning of things is a Danish tradition – and, as Pierre Anthon shows us, it's never too early to start.

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