Parents of a girl in Orange County, Fla., were shocked to discover that a comic book featuring adult-themed topics, like swinging and drugged and raped girls, was checked out by the 11-year-old at a library, according to a Local 6 News report.
The controversial Japanese comic book is part of a series that can be found in the young adult collection at the Orange County Library's Southeast Branch.
Local 6 News reported that the comic titled "Peach Girl" is about a young girl drugged by her friends and then set up to be raped.
"As I was going through it, I said, 'Oh my God, do parents know what their kids are reading?'" mother Raynelle White said.
One of the comics found by Problem Solver Nancy Alvarez featured parents who swap spouses.
"That's swinging and this is a girl no older than my daughter," parent Travis White said.
"Sex, drugs and violence are the themes in this series published by TokyoPop," Alvarez said.
White believes no one looked past the cover of the comic and it is time that things changed at the library.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
You've gotta keep an eye on that manga.