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Aug 12
Sex and Violence in YA Books: Is There a Difference? Let’s Discuss!

Sex and Violence in YA Books: Is There a Difference? Let’s Discuss!

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There’s been lots of talk lately about what’s “appropriate” for YA. Alice over at Arctic Books recently wrote a post asking How Do You Define YA? and it really got me thinking. You see, my thoughts on the topic are complicated. As a mom of a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, I find my stance on this more conservative than I would have expected when I was younger. My kids are at the young end of the YA spectrum, and I would honestly balk at handing them a lot of the YA books I’ve read. (And I certainly wouldn’t want them reading some of the books that people have been debating about whether they’re YA or not: books like Nevernight, which I reviewed earlier this week – click on the link to read that review and see my thoughts on the content.) Neither of my kids are really mature enough to handle… Read more »