As an avid reader at 13, i only enjoy books that are what others may say as 'depressing'. I have seen so many people criticise minors for reading such things as i have for reasons like being too young or immature.
I have read books and things along the lines of 'No Longer Human' by Osamu Dazai, 'Am I Normal Yet?' by Holly Bourne, and 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower ' by Stephen Chbosky. And even 'Diary of an Oxygen Theif' by Anonymous even despite its bad reviews. If you've read any of those you would know they are mostly about mental health, mental instability, and other things of the like.
I've seen many say that someone my age shouldnt be exposed to these books because they could influence my thinking but i yet i have full access to whatever i want on the Internet. So i cant see why these sorts of things would have a strong influence on me. I do find myself relating to alot of the thoughts from the voice of the books which in itself should be a bit concerning. But trying to say this without saying something that will sound so ' im 13 and depressed' would be proven difficult and so ill not say it.
I have a huge interest and passion for learning about psychology and sociology but perhaps thats only for my old benefit of finding out whats wrong with me. But the bokks provide a certain amount of intimacy one on one with the reader that its far better than to study a textbook, website or even a video.
Im not sure what im getting out of writing this to be fair. But I would just like to tell someone somewhere about this and my inward questions about whether its me that is too far deep into things i shouldnt for my age, or whether peoole older than me are just far more critical because they have a few more years of life experience than me. Either way thank you for reading this slight ramble and have a good night