Wading through the garbage

Very seldom is there truth in advertising and sadly books are no different.  The past three books I’ve brought home from the library have all been disappointing stinkers.  Though by the back of the books, they were supposedly all acclaimed, award winning novels.  One even went so far as to say every teenage girl should read.  Blah!  I wouldn’t have picked them up if I’d known they were stories with crafted scenes of such filth and vulgarity your eyes will burn, which is what the back of the books should have read.

Why?  Why do authors do this to their audience, especially young adult audiences?  And why in world are institutions handing out awards for this kind of garbage?  I guess glorifying teenagers at their worst sells books, but at what cost?  Isn’t society as a whole already sinking into the abyss fast enough?  I may never gain the popularity required to become a force of strength to many, but I can promise you this.  I would rather remain unknown for the rest of my life than write a novel that would add smut to that pile.

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About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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One Response to Wading through the garbage

  1. christy Rawson says:

    I couldn’t agree more!!! I can’t stand YA fiction that glorifies all that is WRONG with the world.

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