There has been a lot of debate surrounding the young adult lit community about YA being too "dark". After the Wall Street Journal posted this article, the YA community took to their blogs/Twitters/email and voiced their opinions. For the past month, the hashtag #YAsaves has ruled twitter and YA authors have gone on NPR to defend their genre (click if you want to hear Maureen Johnson defend YA on NPR).
One of my favorite responses comes from author Kate Hart, who doesn't believe YA is too dark. To prove it, she assembled a color wheel of YA book covers.