The Guardian has an article on how parents are alarmed over a sexual assualt in children's novel, Tender Morsals by Margo Lanagan - thanks to author Suzanne McLeod for the heads up about it. I was originally going to include it in my links post later in the month, but after reading this article on the same book in the Daily Mail, I felt the need to discuss it.
Please read the articles, either one or both, though I feel the second gives more info about what is included in the book.
Now with Tender Morsals in mind, author or reader, do you think there is a limit to what should be covered in YA novels? From what you read in the articles, does Tender Morsals go to far, or are these people over reacting? Where, if at all, do you draw the line?