To come up with a writing topic that I haven't talked about before can be a difficult process.
I've tackled things like weight issues, gay teens, sex appeal, and teenage drinking. So what is there left to conquer?
Well there are definitely alot of taboos in society that we see in everyday YA literature. With the spirit of the holidays in full bloom, I thought it was time to talk about religion.
Here's the thing, religion is very prevelant in YA literature with books about fallen angels and vampires with morals, but you never really get that full religious experience unless it's a christian novel. Why?
GP Ching and I were discussing her Soulkeepers series and she came up with a very valid point, you can't have a fallen angel story without talking about how the main character views religion. There are touches of what some main characters think of religion in books like Fallen, but it is more or less danced around.
Why is religion so taboo? We can talk about sex, drugs, and eating disorders, but we can't talk about christianity?
What are your thoughts on this?