[DWJ] list for book
Elizabeth G. Holtrop
elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com
Thu Jul 6 20:18:51 EDT 2006
Mark Allums <mallums at tyler.net> wrote:
Deep Secret wouldn't qualify as a teen book in the States,
because it contains the f-word. That alone is enough to
put a huge faction* of people off.
*Yes, I meant faction, no 'R'.
I feel sure I've run into some teen books with the f-word. Unless they were all adult books that I read as a teen? I wish I could remember. In any case, the f-word may put off parents, but speaking quite honestly, its presence in a book was enough to raise my opinion of the book when I was a teen. Okay, granted, I was a bit of an intellectual rebel, and it's probably not a good criterion to use for list selection in any case....
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