MG - The following is a useful essay that gives reasons for why YA books containing sexual situations should be read in schools, instead of being discarded as being "inappropriate," such as it can show individuals that there are others who have experienced what they are going through, and this may create hope for those within similar situation. Reference: Bott, C., J. (2006). Why We Must Read Young Adult Books that Deal with Sexual Content. The Alan Review, Summer 2006, 26-29.