How far should romance go in YA books?
In YA books today, nearly every book you read has romance in it. Well, if it didn't it'll probably will not appeal to everyone. There probably will be just be just a few odd parts like a bit of kissing and cuddling here and there or it an get extremely intense by the minute leading on to well sex.
Many YA books, are wholly just based on love. Let's bring Anna and the French Kiss, I just love love this book seriously. The romance between And and Etienne is pure love and just tender. It doesn't go as far as sex but it's so enjoyable to read. Just the way they act toward each other displays their romance and its so cute! *sigh*
Let's move on to Twilight. Well come on, it had to be mentioned! That's one of the most popular paranormal romances there is. I'm a big Twilight fan and yeah I really enjoy reading the books. So, in Breaking Dawn, that's where Bella and Edward do 'it'. I remember when some parents discovered this they most certainly did not like their children reading it. But, Meyer did not go into detail if you know what I mean. It's like one of those movie moments when a girl or boy are in a bedroom and one of them go to slowly close the door. LOL.
Because this is teenage books we're talking about I just don't think that it should be very into detail like going through the love step by step driven by pure intensity. Intensity is okay but not when it goes step by step. I'm just really stressing on the step by step! :P I would give some examples so ya'll know what I'm talking about but I really don't want to offend any authors. I'm not saying romance is overratted. I'm a sucker for romance books but I think there should be some limits? Well that's what I think...
What do you think?