New Romantics: Cultural Diversity in YA Fiction

As a young teen I devoured YA fiction romances like they were my favourite cannolis from that cute bakery down the road from my house – if you don’t know what cannolis are you truly haven’t lived my friend! BUT enough of that sweet tangent. Back to the point at hand!

I lived for YA / teen fiction romances because they were so cute and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I basically read every teen fiction book that was available at my high school library. Some included: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Bras and Broomsticks, Twilight, Princess Diaries (a lot of Meg Cabot actually!), Anna and the French Kiss, The Candy Apple series etc … you get the idea! But after that … I just stopped? The books just weren’t interesting anymore maybe it was because I had changed but eventually they all just seemed to merge into one another.

The evolvement of diversity in YA fiction, specifically the subgenre of romance finally encouraged me to delve back into these books. I was excited to see diversity as it allowed for these books to reflect how the real world looks (inclusive of all ethnicities and cultures).

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Top 5 Couples (And a Trio …) of All Time!

Valentine’s Day is coming up and you know what’s oneveryone’s mind? Love.

When somebody mentions love, a few names come to mind (none of my exes haha), namely some iconic book couples that have shaped my ideals regarding love. Without further ado, keep reading for my favourite fictional couples of all time!

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