Category: Writing

Sex and violence

So I was mucking about on r/books and I found this interview with the author of the Lemony Snicket series.  Apparently, the guy is going to publish a book about a sex-obsessed teenage boy, and it’ll be published in August of this year. In it, there is the obligatory “how do you feel about your young…

By Elaine Arias January 11, 2017 Off

Oh hell no!

  Oh no no no no no.  NO.  I read the following paragraph a few days ago and saw red: That said, it does seem counterintuitive to advocate that there be less sex in YA and I worry that people will lump me in with the moralistic, puritanical voices of those who are likely to…

By Elaine Arias December 22, 2016 Off

Unhappy Endings

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Divergent saga.  You’ve probably heard of the films, but they were based on a trilogy by Veronica Roth.  The premise – teenage girl lives in heavily segregated post-apocalyptic Chicago, learns to fit in with another group while learning how to “fight” and falling in love with some guy –…

By Elaine Arias December 12, 2016 Off