Thursday, July 5, 2018

Twelve sex-positive YA novels

Kelly deVos's new novel is Fat Girl on a Plane.

At PopSugar she tagged twelve teen novels with positively imperfect stories about sex, including:
Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

What I love about Firsts is that the novel's jumping off point is the acknowledgment that the first time is usually awkward and blundering. In the book, 17-year-old Mercedes Ayres decides to give virgin boys their first sexual experience. Her goal is to help them learn to give their girlfriends the "perfect" first time that she never had. Firsts remains sex positive throughout even as Mercedes comes to feel that it's time to end her extracurricular activities and the story deals, head on, with the idea that sexual maturity and emotional maturity might not happen at the same time.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue