I’m intrigued by what sounds like a dearth of narrative nonfiction books for young adults, specifically true crime.
True crime has fascinated me ever since I first read Helter Skelter in sixth or seventh grade. I think that’s a little on the young side to read such a graphic and adult book, ha ha! So I’m curious as to how true crime is framed when the audience is young adults.
If you have teenagers or know teenagers, do you think they’d like to read true crime? If so, how do you think it should be framed to retain the story yet not be too graphic? In my sparse reading on the topic, it looks like some popular titles have to do with teenagers wrongly accused that bring light to injustices in the court system. Are there certain types of crime stories off limits?