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Why We Need Profanity Warning Labels on Books to Protect Our Young People

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Case in point is this recent novel, "Permanent Obscurity" by Richard Perez, which was recommended to me by a troubled young reader, who purchased it from Amazon after seeing it at a local library. Here's my stance: What can be said of a novel preaching negative values as "cool?" A book featuring two antisocial, self-loathing, drug-taking girls portrayed as "heroes?" What message does this convey -- especially to the young reader with an impressionable mind? Here is a book that glorifies irres...

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