Items now forbidden in YA fiction
- the word 'munch' and all its variants
- characters named 'the General' unless they are actual generals in the armed forces
- lists of any kind - no, not even to-do lists! None. No more lists. Everyone is over list-making, either as action or as content, all right?
I could go on - for example, the words 'splattered' and 'splodge', characters whose only identifiable trait is that they are vegan - but I've got to get through another novel tonight.