Enjoyed a fantastic day at Skaneateles High School, which has one of the most gorgeous school libraries I have ever seen. Many, many thanks to everyone there – the whole school was involved in this one, and the students incredibly well-prepared. And nice. And friendly. The day flew by at warp speed. Good luck to the boy’s basketball team tonight!
One of my favorite authors, Chris Crutcher, is catching a lot of Michigan flack because he uses realistic language in his books.
What do you think? Should characters in books for teenagers (grades 9-12) use curse words? Is it realistic? Is it realistic to have a book for teenagers in which the characters don’t curse?