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Resiliency in YA Lit

One of the main differences between YA lit and adult fiction is hope. However dark young adult novels get—and some are dark enough that we crave night vision goggles—a ray of hope filters through the pages.

Resilience is a life skill that we all need, but it’s not something we’re specifically taught in school. Thankfully, humans have always drawn life lessons from art and that’s true of YA lit, too. The sheer doggedness displayed by the characters populating these books provide us with a well of inspiration for getting through the rough stuff.

Read more about the role hope plays in YA fiction in the March 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Juliet White.

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Romantic Cliches in YA Literature

Even though most people can’t agree on what’s the target age range for YA literature, what we can agree upon is that teenage romance is a big topic in almost every young adult book you can find in stores.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad thing. We all know teenagers are dating and, in general, girls love to read about love. The problem is, it’s hard to write a romance that’s not one big cliché. I feel like if you can imagine any romantic plot for a book, it’s already been written.

To write a good and unique romance, authors have to fight against clichés to make them better, which is not an easy goal but once done, it pays off. Before you can defeat your enemy, you need to get to know your enemy.

Read three of the worst clichés in YA romances in the February 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Martina Krausová.

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