Controversial Song of the Day: “Getting Away with Murder” by Papa Roach
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Murder is an unfortunate part of daily life. You can rarely turn on the news without hearing a story about someone who has been murdered somewhere. So, why do some parents not want their teens exposed to murder in YA? Is it too real? Are they afraid their teens will commit murder after reading these novels–or maybe that their teens will become desensitized to the seriousness of murder?
Novels like the following feature teens involved directly with murder:
*The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
*The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
*I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
*Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
Have you read any of these novels? Do you think the authors handled murder in a respectable manner? What about you–do any of your novels include a murder?