I know, edgy YA exists. But I wonder if there's a limit to how much blood/gore/violence can be put in a YA without it being you know, "too much"? For instance, decapitation is a pretty gruesome thing, but is it okay to happen in a book? Would describing it in detail to the nitty gritty of the skin ripping and seeing the spinal cord, etc, be too much?
I haven't read a lot of YA books that get really gruesome like that. (They might be out there, I wouldn't really know. and the only author I can think of is Poppy Z Brite but I don't know if her books are YA...) So I'm just curious: Is there this line that you shall not cross when it comes to describing horrific/gruesome/bloody scenes in YA?