Controversial Song of the Day: “Violence” by Blink 182
For the entire month of April, we’ll be participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Our theme for the month? CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN YA. Check out the link above for other awesome blogs participating.
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We’ve discussed violence a few times on this blog thus far. We’ve talked about bullying, hate crimes, teen suicide, murder, guns, and cutting. So, what else could we possibly have to say?? Well, violence as a whole obviously exists in teens’ lives and therefore, some YA novels often portray this violence. Yet, there are naysayers who do not want their children reading these books because it either has too much fighting, killing, or general gratuitous violent behavior.
However, let’s not forget that violence can be witnessed just by turning on the news or reading a newspaper or magazine. Some YA books may include violence, but it’s nothing that teens are already witnessing on a daily basis.
Here are a few novels that include violence on a large scale:
* The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
* Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
* Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
* Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Do you have violence in your writing? Do you think too many YA novels have an abundance of violent behavior?