Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Dark World

While I prepare my next awesome post, I just want to alert you all about an interesting discussion regarding "dark" elements in contemporary young-adult fiction.

It started with a Wall Street Journal article. On June 4, WSJ published a piece entitled "Darkness Too Visible" by Meghan Cox Gurdon.

This article generated a lot of interesting comments (which you can read by clicking on the "Comment" tab on the same page as the article.)

It also generated a lot of tweets.

And an article by Maureen Johnson in The Guardian (UK).

An article which includes a link to some of the tweets.

[And I have to thank Nathan Bransford's remarkable blog for all the above information.]

So what do you think? Should we burn/ban some of these books? Or do they serve a useful social function?

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