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by rie warren
February 10th, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Dystopian Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 7855

Re: Best Dystopian Novels

I second Legend by Marie Lu!
by rie warren
November 6th, 2011, 11:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA
Replies: 26
Views: 10369

Re: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA

Yeah...that's the concern. How much do you want your child subjected to, and how much can you control it? I'm not sure about book ratings--I know I read a lot of stuff I probably "shouldn't have" when I was young--but it didn't harm me. However, when I was reading HG I was actively thinking 'When wi...
by rie warren
November 6th, 2011, 1:30 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA
Replies: 26
Views: 10369

Re: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA

I agree with you, in part, Mira. There is so much scary imagery out there--I struggle to not shut off the nightly news sometimes. But if I'm crying over atrocities happening in other countries, I guess I want my daughters to know why it hurts me, why I'm outraged. Why I want them to better than what...
by rie warren
November 5th, 2011, 12:02 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA
Replies: 26
Views: 10369

Re: Concerns about the darkness in recent YA

I started a dark idea for YA recently and pulled back because of concerns similar to yours. Then I spoke to my closest friend. And it made sense....our teens now grew up post 9-11. In a recession. Some hungry, many homeless. There's a reason stories that pit adolescents against the dominating machin...
by rie warren
November 4th, 2011, 9:16 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 30
Views: 9185

Re: Game of Thrones

I spent the past summer immersed on Martin's world! The realms, the intricate plots, the beautifully crafted characters placed in a medieval/magical/realistic setting had me hooked. The sheer expanse of the story is astounding. His words paint a lush picture (who else could make lamprey pie a mouth-...