#IReadYA Week: On Censorship

Belle of the Library

Hi, my lovelies!  To continue #IReadYA week, I thought I’d touch on a topic that gets a lot of attention in YA:

Censorship.

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To an extent, I kind of understand why it is so heavily emphasized in YA.  The age range of readers can be anywhere from about 10 up to 19 or higher.  Authors have to decide how they’re going to write the book, whether it’s targeted more toward younger readers (making it more of a Middle Grade novel) or older teens.  And it’s totally fine, whichever why they decide to go with that.  There are certain topics that are, socially speaking, “not appropriate” for certain age groups.  Adults flinch at the idea of 10- and 11-year-olds reading about sex, for example.

flowers-in-the-atticMiddle school is a very interesting age for reading.  As a preteen, my mom didn’t really believe in censoring my books.  In fact, she pointed me toward…

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