Sunday, October 7, 2012

Open Thread: Where Should We Draw the Line?

For the past week, we've been discussing banned books, banned authors, reasons for banning and possible alternatives. Book ratings, synopsises, trigger warnings... there are ways to do this, but not all of them are perfect. What can be deemed "inappropriate" for a YA book? And where do we draw the line?

Should we exclude all mentions of sexuality, even when the book provides a valid point? Do we apply banning to all books we consider "bad", or do we do it on a case-by-case basis? And if so, what do we do when two cases are very similar to each other?

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