I thought it would be fun to talk about what I as a reader would like to see less of in Young Adult (and Middle Grade) books.
Friendships Being Pushed Aside For “Love”
How often are we introduced to a pretty cool friend/best friend character in a book only for the friendship to be severed when the love interest comes around? I hate the idea that friendships go away when a boyfriend/girlfriend appears. It bugs me because it perpetuates the idea that people can only have one relationship going and are somehow unable to juggle a relationship with a significant other and their friends. I say that’s bunch of BS and would love to see more books where friendships stay the same or get better despite a character being in a relationship.