Below is the link to an article I wrote for Generation Next Community. It covers the issues raised in Violent Death in Kid’s Books and The Problem with Adults Choosing what Kids read and puts it in the context of my own writing. It also refers to the Hunger Games Trilogy, but it is worth noting that the Hunger Games is not the only problematic book out there (in my opinion), but is a good starting point to reference violence in kids lit.
There were some comments on my article that I have responded to, please feel free to comment there, or here below. I’d love to know your thoughts!