Exposure to Reality
Hey, it’s me, E. Here to tell you my thoughts.
So I just finished Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood and it touched on so many things that are wrong in our day and age – especially in our generation. Topics such as drug/alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, fat-shaming, cyber-bullying, LGBTQ relationships, feminism and stereotypes were mentioned without hesitation and without fabrication. Why aren’t more novels like that? Why aren’t more authors exposing the reality of our world?
Silver Inky Title The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was bashed online recently – comments sections are harsh dudes – because it directly talks about police shootings in America. Imagine talking about something relevant to our day and age, things that NEED to be spoken about.
What do you think? Should YA novels avoid the real stuff so that we aren’t exposed to it as much as children or should they focus heavily on what’s really going on in our society?