Saturday, April 20, 2013

R-Romance and Characters in YA Books



Romantic love is an intense, emotional feeling unlike any other.  A romantic relationship involves attraction, closeness, and commitment. Romance involves respect, trust, honesty, dependability, and support.

Here are some characters in YA books about romance...

 Anna's best friend Frankie from Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler believes that twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

(Not considered a YA book- but i had to add it)
 Noah Calhoun from The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. In 1932, two North Carolina teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love. Decades later they can't stop thinking about each other. This begins a story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

Elle from Superstitions by Susan Oloier struggles with the changing relationships with her dad, her best friend, and even with her estranged mom she hasn't seen since the day her mom walked out. When Elle meets Alexander, the quirky new boy, learns about his map, his quest, and his background, she finally discovers a way to heal.
  Don't Forget about the power of three!!!

Head over to Moxie Writers for more on the YA cause/tough issue and organizations that help.

Head over to Susan Oloier's site for a song and lyrics that pertain to today's issue.
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