by Vanessa Barger
I have an important question for you, the readers. As a writer, and someone who loves a good romance, I have to wonder, has the sudden trend in young adult fiction bothered you? (No, I’m not talking about sparkly vampires) I mean the Love Triangle. Every time I pick up a YA book now, 9 times out of 10, there’s a love triangle. Personally, I’m kind of over them.
Usually it’s between the “good guy” who’s not really good and the “bad boy” who’s not all bad. Or some variation thereof. However, mostly, it kind-of makes the heroine look weak and wishy-washy. Like she can’t even make up her own mind. What’s so wrong with picking one and sticking with it? You can have an awesome story just by picking someone that maybe you aren’t supposed to. Or maybe because she picked the wrong one.
I’m not saying a triangle can’t work. I’m just saying that anymore, unless it’s awesome, I quit reading. Or don’t even start, if I’m honest.
What about you? Love them? Hate them?