...Or, in LOLcat-speak, "hope- I can haz it nao."
Since I write teen fiction, I occasionally read stuff by other authors, just to see what's out there- I've been worried about my content being too mature for the younger half of the 12+ age-group, you see. But then, I read "After", by Amy Efaw (who is, by the way, brilliant), which is for the same audience and is about a pregnant 15-year-old who dumps her baby in a trash-can and goes to jail.
And I was worried about M.'s endless fits of emo.
If they can read about dumpster-babies and crime-scenes, they can handle a little bit of blood.