Now let’s get down to business.
Like television and movies, reading content has changed over the years, particularly in the genre of Young Adult.
All three push the limits of what they can get by the censors. When Whatis-His-Face bared his derriere on TV, critics and fans went ‘oooooh, how unique”.
Eh, maybe. Guess I’ve seen enough bare butts though.Is voyeurism human nature? Or is it our rebellious attitude, the ‘you can’t tell me what to do’, kind of stuff?
Whatever.One article about the content of YA novels is in the Wall Street Journal. Literary agent, Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary, also has an opinion and expresses it quite thoroughly.
This makes for good debate and there is nothing better than civilized conversation.My opinion?
Like TV, the modern YA genre pushes the boundaries of what should be Young Adult. Risqué content, mindless violence, graphic adult situations; all come under the YA tab partly for the shock factor, the Its Never Been Done Before!! and is therefore quite amaaaaazing. *insert tongue in cheek here*Personally, I disagree with the designation of YA for some novels.
Bottom line. Read the YA book before handing it over to your kid. Do not let some publisher/editor/agent/author tell you what your child should read.Be responsible.