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Question: Is this appropriate!? Scenerio inside!.!?
Okay!. Picture this, please!.
Your guard is down and, for the first time in a long time, everything is good!. You're happy!.
You're at school, alone - with good reason, mind you!.
In your peripheral vision you spot something and look up!.
To your horror, it's a monster-who-looks-like-a-guy that you've seen murder people!.
Now, before you run, you say "sh't"!.
End Scene!.

Is that inappropriate in a YA novel!? There hasn't been much cussing before that, mostly slang!.!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
I don't see a problem with that!. It sounds like your character is under extreme duress!. It totally makes sense to swear in that kind of situation!.Www@QuestionHome@Com


Your best bet is to check out some YA novels and see what other authors have done in the way of PG/PG-13 language!. Christopher Pike's novels would be a good place to start!.

In a lot of the anthologies I've been published in they tend to say, "check out our previous works so you'll get an idea of what we're looking for!."

PJ MWww@QuestionHome@Com

Published author!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well, for some people, the cursing wouldn't bug them!. But, if I came across that in the book, then I'd put it down immediately and never touch it again!. However, without the cursing, the scene sounds intense and I now want to hear more! Without the cursing, of course!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I think you'd probably want to change that to "crap" for the YA genre; however, as someone else noted, do some research and see if the S word is used in them!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I think it will be nice!.!.!.!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com