Reading and writing YA romance

6a0120a7e4f25f970b017c36b9f296970bIn honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided to put together a list (in no particular order) of my favorite YA romances. It was very difficult to choose, and I’m sure there are many more I haven’t yet read. And below List #1, I’ve linked to three very well written posts about the art of writing romance. Enjoy!

For readers:

I appreciate books when they are about something larger than myself. Romance is simply a bonus. The authors of the books listed below did such a great job incorporating romance into an already incredible plot.

Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) – Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermione
Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) – Peeta and Katniss
Divergent (Veronica Roth) – Four/Tobias and Tris
Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare) – Will and Tessa
Graceling (Kristin Cashore) – Po and Katsa
This Lullaby (Sarah Dessen) – Dexter and Remy

For writers: 

How to build a romance thread in your story, Tangled style (Go Teen Writers)

Why People Love Stories about First Love (The Write Practice)

About Kissing Scenes (Publishing Crawl)

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