So I was over at What Red Read and saw the post below. Apparently there are some people up in arms about YA books. They're too dark and disturbing, etc. Some parent freaked out because they looked at a table or shelf of YA books and they were all the same. I'm going to guess that she looked at a shelf of YA fantasy/paranormal books and saw all the vampire/supernatural -esque stuff. Firstly, I'm so tired of people grouping YA in one big category. You don't have to get YA titles like Twilight. You can get Pretty Little Liars, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or even some Sweet Valley High.
Red mentions reading a lot of Stephen King and Alexander Dumas at around 13. I started reading Stephen King around 13 or 14. I also read a lot of "adult" books at that age.
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What Red Read: Overreacting parents and YA fiction: "The interwebs, at least the book section of it, seems to be up-in-arms over a recent WSJ piece Darkness Too Visible by Meghan Cox Gurdon ab..."