Question: How do you feel about edgy Young Adult books? Do you mind when there is cursing or sexual moments? If you do mind, why do you feel it's inappropriate?
My Answer: I love edgy YA books! I respect when an author pushes the envelope. Being a 25 year old, sometimes I get tired of reading cookie cutter plots. Of course when that happens, I could always pick up a Simone Elkeles book. I'm using Simone as an example since I recently finished Return to Paradise. As I was reading it, I enjoyed the sexy, tense scenes that were tastefully done. However, I wondered how others would perceive instances of sex, drugs, and cursing.
In my opinion, most of the time, the themes presented are realistic. I'm not speaking for all teens, but I think kids grow up fast these days. So, I'm glad to see YA books stepping up and not shying away from these changes. But, don't get me wrong I wouldn't feel comfortable for a 13-14 year old reading them. That's why I make sure to warn my young readers about inappropriate moments.
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