06th Apr 2013

F is for … well what other than the F word? How many are we offending by using it?

F is for … well what other than the F word? Yes, yes, I’m talking about that word. That word. And since we’re talking about YA novels, let’s talk about...

05th Apr 2013

E is for the Elephant in the room

You’ve heard the expression “the elephant in the room, right?” According to Wikipedia, this means: “Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is...

04th Apr 2013

The letter D: is for Dog. Every book should include at least one animal. Yes? No? Maybe so?

More on the A to Z challenge today! There’s nothing like a good dog right? Loads of movies feature dogs as ‘man’s best friend’ and that applies to YA fiction,...

03rd Apr 2013
Young Adult movie with Charlize Theron

The letter C – Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you should. Right?

Right? Isn’t that the old saying? Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Examples in young adult literature: – drugs – swearing – sex – violence One could argue...

01st Apr 2013
A To Z Challenge

Letter A : it’s not for adultery … no, not at all.

Today begins the 26 day, A to Z challenge. What is this? It’s a 26 day blog challenge. That means, for 26 days, in April, I will be blogging. I’ve...