Controversial Song of the Day: “Kiss Me Through the Phone” by Soulja Boy
For the entire month of April, we’ll be participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Our theme for the month? CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN YA. Check out the link above for other awesome blogs participating.
Kissy face = the disgusting couple that you see on the street that can’t keep their hands off of each other. You watch them, with your lip curled, wondering: really? Do they truly love each other that much?? Sometimes, the same goes for YA novels.
When me and Pam read a book and notice at the beginning of chapter two that the protag and the hero/heroine are in love, we often say: HUH? How did it happen that quickly? Is it realistic? There are some adults who feel like the romance in YA novels can get a little too intense. But, if you know teens, you know they DO sometimes fall hard and sometimes they fall fast. The question then is, are books like the following accurately portraying teens in love?
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (sans the vampire, of course)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (again, sans the werewolf)
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
While doing this post we noticed the books that feature teens falling hard and fast are mainly paranormal. Can you think of more contemporary YA fiction that showcases “kissy face” behavior? How do you feel about the way dating is portrayed in YA novels?