More sex scenes in books for teenagers? You can just hear the outraged outcry of those who wish to ban books.
Malorie Blackman, author of, amongst other books, The Noughts and Crosses series and CHILDREN'S LAUREATE, the eighth person and first black woman to hold the post since it was created in 1999, has not only come forward to say that .....
but, perhaps more controversially, that ......
Off the top of my head I'd have to say that books have to be better than on-line pornography. Then again, thinking of some of the explicit literature available, do they?
I mean when you think about it how many of us spent our formative years reading books like DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterly's Lover or, as was the case with my age group, Shirley Conran's Lace? Hardly realistic and arguably not responsibly written, they were however what we thought a mind of sexual information.
A more realistic way, a safer 'context' in which to tackle the subject of relationships and your 'first time'? Any better or worse than the infamous 'goldfish' moment in Lace?
That's debatable but Doing It is pretty 'grubby' stuff according to Children's Laureate (2001 to 2003) Anne Fine who wrote THIS REVIEW OR the American Junior High Schools who have challenged it as being too sexually explicit and promoting homosexuality.
In addition I would also urge that if you are reading this on any other page you contact the original blog owner/reviewer.