Swearing in young adult fiction
When you read a swearword in a young adult book, are you surprised? Or have you come to expect foul language?
I know when I was a teen, it was unheard of for there to be swearing in YA books, unless they were really edgy. Now, I don’t even blink if there’s swearing. I’ve kept it out of my books for the most part, though that was mostly because my editors insisted. In my next series, there’s a chance I might let the swearwords fly.
So, I guess that makes this a two part question. What do you think of swearing in books? And, what do you think of an author who previously had no swearing in their books and later swears away (in a separate series)?