Which boy should she choose?
That seems to be the dilemma of many a YA novel heroine these days. To name a few:
Twilight (Go Team Jacob 😉 )
Hunger Games (Peeta all the way, baby)
Vampire Diaries (Eh, I didn’t care much. Though I’ve heard Damon is the hotter of the two.)
Oh. My. Gods. (I don’t remember his name now…but he was the more boy-next-door type.)
Wings (I haven’t decided yet. Guess I’ll have to read the next one.)
Wicked Lovely (So it seems, anyway. I’m only just starting this one. So far, I’m rooting for Seth.)
And I’d be willing to bet that there are a lot more that I haven’t read yet. I’m even jumping on the bandwagon. My book will also have two hotties to choose from. (Hottie? Is that even in a teen’s vocab anymore? Insight on this anyone?)
I’ve taken the time to think about the love triangle in YA books, and I’ve decided I like it. Maybe if every book utilized it, I’d be a little put off. But for now, I enjoy it.
After all, why have one boy when you can have two? 🙂 And you know, maybe that’s part of it. How many real girls do you know have two boys they can pick from? Maybe I was just way unpopular in high school, but it seems to me that not many girls have that opportunity. So we live vicariously through these book characters.
I’m a sucker for this like this, too. I like rooting for the underdog. The nice, under appreciated one. Sometimes the dangerous one. (Example: The Phantom SO should’ve gotten Christine.) And okay, okay, there are times when the extremely sexy one wins out.
Do you like that there are so many love triangles in YA books now? Have you even thought about it? Or does it rankle you to no end and you might have to taser me if I insist on including yet another one in my book?
P.S. I’m not kidding about that “hotties” question. Anyone?