The writers at Emblazon have started a monthly hop, which is 'an opportunity for everybody to promote tween literature, that age bracket squashed between middle grade and young adult. You can review a great tween book, post about writing for kids, connect with others who love the genre, support and encourage one another, relate news, share links, or just about anything else tween related.'
I wrote up a nifty discussion piece on the characters in my book and their age as it pertains to the blurry lines between MG and YA fiction. Didn't save, had a power cut and that post is history.
My big point of discussion was that although the subject of my YA books are heavy, I'm so invested in these stories that I won't shy away from telling them. I have tried to write them with as much sensitivity as I can. There is enough negativity in this world, so although my stories are hard to digest, I do leave the reader with a sense of hope and that justice has prevailed at the end.
What about you readers and writers? Do you shy away from books that deal with disturbing subject matters?
Visit the other bloggers in this hop here.