...rather significantly (the bold is as it was in the post):
A couple of us at the office read and re-read Sisters Red, Tender Morsels and Living Dead Girl this weekend. We've decided to remove these books from the list -- Sisters Red because of the victim-blaming scene that was discussed earlier in this post, Tender Morsels because of the way that the book validates (by failing to critique or discuss) characters who use rape as an act of vengeance, and Living Dead Girl because of its triggering nature. We still feel that these books have merit and would not hesitate to recommend them in certain instances, but we don't feel comfortable keeping them on this particular list.
We've replaced these books with Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley and Tomorrow, When the War Beganby John Marsden. Thanks to several commenters who pointed out the need to include these excellent books on our list. I'm excited to add a few more rad girls to our list and I can't say how happy I am to know that there are WAY more than 100 young adult books out there that tackle sexism, racism, homophobia, etc... while presenting us with amazing young adult characters. Young adult lit has come a long way. We're really excited to keep talking about feminist-friendly YA books on the blog.
Huh. I... weird.
ETA2: Diana Peterfreund has asked to be removed as well.
ETA3: Next morning (for me), and the comments are still going. Now people are taking issue with the YA authors who asked for their books to be removed from the list. And more. Wheeeeee!
ETA4: And another response from Bitch Magazine. (There are a few other short ones in there, but this one is from the list creator.)
ETA5: In a note from the Executive Director, Bitch Magazine refuses to remove the books by Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Maureen Johnson, Ellen Klages and Diana Peterfreund. (That link doesn't seem to be working correctly, but it's currently on the second page of comments, time-stamped February 2, 2011 - 11:25am, and titled Response from the Executive Director.)
ETA6: Because of problems with the above link, I posted the comment in its entirety here.
The Portland Mercury blog.
Smart Bitches weighs in. (And the comments are definitely worth reading, as the conversation there also gets heated, but is still thoughtful.)
SurLaLune Fairy Tales.
Tansy Rayner Roberts.