Tag: A to Z

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? 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 that word. Appropriate or not? Real or not? I have to say, as a teen, […]

E is for the Elephant in the room

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 either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem […]

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

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, too. I’ve read books with cats. Books with guinea pigs. You name it, some animal […]

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

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 those are the realities of teen life though, right? They cuss, they have sex and […]

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

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 chosen the Young Adult genre (in general) as my theme for the month, so you’ll […]