Tag: #AtoZ

K – Kilograms vs. pounds … or while vs. whilst. How authentic should we be?

K – Kilograms vs. pounds … or while vs. whilst. How authentic should we be?

Did you ever watch the movie How to Train a Dragon? It’s actually one of my favorite movies. BUT! I have a big problem in how it was ‘cast’. Cast? you ask. Yes, let me explain. How to Train your Dragon is set on the […]

I – means first person perspective

I – means first person perspective

Ever read a book, open the pages and feel like the narrator is telling you HIS or HER story? That’s the first person perspective in writing. If you open a book and read he said and she said and instead of where you might find […]

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 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 […]

The letter B – brought to you by backstabbing b**ches … are they real and necessary in YA books?

The letter B – brought to you by backstabbing b**ches … are they real and necessary in YA books?

So as I said, this is post #2 in the A to Z Challenge. This one though, is more a philosophical question about young adult books. I know there’s been tons of talk about sex in YA novels, but I’m asking about those girls that […]