It's kind of amazing, but we're at the final posting for What YA Bloggers Want...thanks to everyone who contributed and followed along on this lovely YA journey!
Our final post today comes from Gabrielle Carolina from The Mod Podge Bookshelf. Her wishes are simple: a true love story.
Welcome, Gabrielle Carolina!
What Do YA Bloggers Want? A true love story.
I know that this is a subject most readers have a vested opinion in. Some believe true love can’t happen when the characters are only in high school. Some argue that the paranormal genre is the only place to find high enough stakes to make passion believable. Some don’t believe in love at all.
No matter how you feel about love, a book should fulfill all the desires of the heart. That is why I want to read a True Love story. When I read a majority of YA books I have this thought, “If the author continued on about 100 pages or so, we would witness the couples break-up.”
I believe in true-love and in soulmates and I believe you have to fight for it, no matter the genre.
These are the books I love, that feature couples who love each other like no other could:
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
The Clearing by Heather Davis
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
In the immortal (and slightly paraphrased) words of the Dread Pirate Roberts: "Do you think true love happens every day?" Ok, that's completely out of context, but what do you think, readers? Do you long for YA books with true love? What makes it ring true?
Today's post is the last chance to win the grand prize--comment until Friday, and I'll announce the winner next week! Here's the prize video (note that some titles are no longer available):