Trend Watch: Profanity in Teen Fiction
Lately, everyone has been a buzz about the profanity in teen novels. It even made the news! A recent study was done and they counted the swear words and noted an increase in the use of profanity in teen books. There have been some informative - and some amusing - blog posts about the topic (linked at the end of this post). Apparently, the women's lib movement is somehow to blame and all us women folk got a potty mouth when we put on our shoes and walked out of the kitchen.
I am not going to lie, I have noticed as a reader the increase in profanity in teen books and it has given me pause. Not because I personally care, but because I stop for a moment and think to myself yep, a parent is going to complain about this. So far they haven't, but with all the press it increases the likelihood.