Controversial Song of the Day: “Tested and True” by Secondhand Serenade
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.
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But so are PLENTY of other people in high school. They study for the SATs to get a near perfect score. They play the tuba in band like its running out of style. They run for office in the Student Council Association with the same fervor as a prom queen/king campaign.
So where are all the novels about these students? My Project J features a very unconventional leading man. Jonah plays the trumpet, constantly speaks of his love for Harvard University, and tutors his classmates to prepare for the SATs.
- Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
- The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading by Charity Tahmaseb
- Awkward by Marni Bates
I’ll be honest…it took me a while to conjure up this list. Did I leave any novels out? Also, what are your thoughts on including “smart” or “different” characters in your writing?
*BTW, we by no means think that being smart makes you a “geek.” We just love the word. 🙂