YA Highway is having a Blog Lovefest today: The Valentine blog posts can be a love note to anything---another blogger, a book, an author, a character, a bookstore, your beta readers...anything and anyone! Love it!
And it wouldn't be Valentine's Day if I weren't butchering an ode (on a worthy subject). Today I'm singing the praises of my favorite YA genre, contemporary. One of the many things I love about contemporary YA are realistic, authentic, yet still swoonworthy romances. So here goes, an ode to contemporary love:
In matters of the YA heart,
I love to read it real.
If this world fantasy or paranormal lovers ask us to depart,
Then their contemporaries ground us as we feel.
A musician found in a forest bedroom under a sky that is everywhere,
A girl and her genius Cricket next door perhaps,
Colby pining after Bev as they travel the coast, no longer friends platonic.
The struggles these couples face never involve a villain's lair
But still our hearts run vicarious laps.
Of all the genres, contemporary love sings most harmonic.
Which contemp romances/relationships are your favorites? Or if contemp isn't your thing, which genre makes you swoon?