Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Eight diverse YA romances

Sona Charaipotra is a New York City-based writer and editor with more than a decade’s worth of experience in print and online media. At the BN Teen blog she tagged eight diverse YA romances, including:
Let’s Talk About Love, by Claire Kann

One of the still rare YA contemporaries to feature a black girl on the cover, Kann’s Let’s Talk About Love is a standout for more than one reason. A sweet romance with plenty of twists and turns, it centers on Alice, a biromantic asexual teen smarting from a breakup with her girlfriend, who doesn’t get why Alice isn’t into sex. Then Alice falls hard for male coworker Takumi, which makes her even more confused about what (and who) she truly wants. She’s trying to figure herself out on all fronts, and it’s definitely worth going along for the journey in this quirky, fun contemporary.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue