Discussion Time: Is the Romance in YA Books Realistic?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not reading for the realism, and considering I mainly pick up sci-fi and fantasy books this is probably already obvious to most people. However for the same reason I think diverse representation is important in YA books, so is realistic romantic representation.

Not everyone meets the love of their lives as a young teenager while in high school, and while I’m not saying some people don’t settle down with their high school sweetheart I think it’s rare. There are plenty of books out there where the boy and girl meet as teenagers/in high school and fall in love, and that’s the be all and end all.

Is the Romance in YA Books Realistic

Is the Romance in YA Books Realistic?

Spoiler warning: This post will contain spoilers for books by A.G. Howard, Sarah J. Maas and Marie Lu.

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