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Mature Topics in Young Adult Literature

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Cory Doctorow has a new article arguing the mature subjects such as sex have a valuable place in young adult books.

There’s really only one question: “Why have your characters done something that is likely to upset their parents, and why don’t you punish them for doing this?”Now, the answer.

First, because teenagers have sex and drink beer, and most of the time the worst thing that results from this is a few days of social awkwardness and a hangover, respectively. When I was a teenager, I drank sometimes. I had sex sometimes. I disobeyed authority figures sometimes.

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Written by crfsanders

November 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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  1. When is the next workshop?

    Jay

    November 24, 2009 at 1:28 am


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