What are your feelings about swearing in MG and YA books?
This goes back to the inappropriateness in books for a middle school library post I wrote. There are times I am reading a book and I don't even notice the swearing. Then there are times when I notice the swearing, like it is too forced.
After being in a middle school I know that kids swear. And swear. When my son was in the hospital I rented him Call of Duty Black Ops. I wouldn't normally because it is a pretty mature game, but he had to lay in bed hooked up to an IV for three days straight--I pretty much gave him whatever he wanted. I was commenting on the swearing and he said, "Mom, I hear worse than this everyday in school." So, I know that for kids it is an everyday thing. But, what do parents think? I also know my own son choses not to swear, not matter how much he hears it. (He is only 13, he might start up someday, but I hope not).
If your son or daughter brought a book home from their middle school library with lots of swearing in it, would it sit well with you?