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What do you think about swearing in books for children?

I disapprove - there is never any need to use bad language.
I think it's ok as long as it fits the character using it.
I can see why the author has used it but it makes me feel uncomfortable.
I don't have any opinion on this. It doesn't make any difference
Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Illustrator: Jim Kay
Winning Year: 2012

The monster shows up after midnight. It isn't the one Conor has been expecting; the one from his nightmare; the one he has had nearly every night since his mother started her treatment. But this new monster is ancient, and wild, and it wants something ju