The article was approved and published – thank you for your cooperation!

Adult books masquerading as young adults

So, last November I published a post here asking for what your opinion was on adult contents in books targeting young adults.
Today I’m here to tell you that the article I wrote was approved and published on Conscious Talk Magazine, and I want to thank you all for your cooperation and interesting opinions.
So, thank you!
To read the full article, please click on the link above.
Comments are welcome here as well as in the magazine.
I’d love to know what you think of it!

19 Replies to “The article was approved and published – thank you for your cooperation!”

  1. Going back to the whole censorship thing, my little brother of ten years is currently reading The Hunger Games against my will and I am upset. I think it’s too violent for him.
    So this means that in practice, what I thought my opinion would be is completely different. I most likely said that kids should choose books for themselves, but I am going back on my word.
    I can choose books for myself, but little kids shouldn’t read overly violent books or books with graphic language. Why? I have no idea. Maybe to maintain their vision of a perfect world for as long as possible? Maybe to postpone the guilt that goes along with them realizing that the world’s messed up and they can’t do much about it?

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  2. This is a real concern. With my son being 12 and an avid reader, I’d like to know that books claiming to be in his age range are appropriate. If there is a doubt, I try to read things first but it should be clear if a book has more mature content.

    Great article.

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    1. I meant to reply sooner, but i’ve had my hands full today.
      Before i wrote this article, i posed this question on my blog. the replies were varied, with some against, others for it. some said the real concern was on tv shows, and that if a kid wants to read, then the parent should be happy for that.

      It’s a controversial topic on many media sites as well.
      Thanks for reading it.

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  3. Congrats on the publication, Jina! For some reason, the link isn’t working for me, but I would love to read your article since sometimes I’m unsure how to categorize my books. I tend to think in cautious terms, but then I see what kids are watching on tv and violence is everywhere. I get confused. Lol. I’ll keep trying the link. Again, congrats!!!

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    1. I can’t get to the link either. Not sure why. But a lot of readers classify the books they read the way they think best suits the story. Some have tagged my book as thriller, others as romance. Some say it’s adult, other na. i had a hard time figuring under which category to put my book,but then decide it safer to say age 15+ or add the ya/na tag beside it.

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      1. I’ve heard that the age of the protagonist is one indicator of YA, as well as the general lack of helpful adults, so the protagonist has to figure things out on his or her own. Also, YA often has a theme of identity and coming into one’s own. All of these are true of Roxanne. 🙂


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