In fact, YA, popular and otherwise, is all about messy, sloppy, confusing endings as the teenage protagonists make their way between teenhood and adulthood.
“Why would you blame television, Mary-Beth?” I hear you asking. That’s an excellent question, anonymous internet reader.
You’ve more or less lowered the bar to just above “basic literacy.”
But teenage life includes overdramatic death drops into lust disguised as love.
Dorian Gray is alive in each human being. The dark trick comes at a cost, though.
Sure, it’s abstinence porn, loaded with those moments that fill pages with purple prose to recreate throbbing tension.
If you’re turned into a vampire as a teenager, are you doomed to suffer awkward erections for the rest of eternity?