Saturday, February 14, 2015

Six of the baddest boyfriends and girlfriends of YA lit

Sarah Skilton is the author of Bruised, a martial arts drama for young adults; and High and Dry, a hardboiled teen mystery. At the B&N Teen Blog she tagged six terrible YA boyfriends and girlfriends, including:
The Marbury Lens, by Andrew Smith

Offender: Jack Whitmore, expat American boyfriend of English rose Nickie Stromberg

Crime: Addict. Can’t stop wearing purple-tinted glasses that allow him to visit a gruesome, terrifying alternate reality called Marbury; as such, has no memory of his first meeting with Nickie, their courtship, or many of their conversations.

Telltale line that something is amiss: (via Jack’s internal monologue): “…did I tell you about how I can’t even remember anything about meeting you today because I hallucinated some crazy [bleep] about people getting hacked into pieces and eaten by bugs?”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue