This week we are discussing our favorite displays of affection in YA novels.
It is almost Valentine's Day and love is in the air! For some of us, all that love is buried underneath 10 inches of snow, but it's still there.
Affection, affection, affection. What a wonderful thing, especially when it's in books.
Some of my favorite displays of affection are:
Rose and Dimitri from the Vampire Academy series
You would think that a relationship between a teenager and an not-so-older man would be disgusting, but Rose and Dimitri are so real, that you can't help rooting for their love. I love how Dimitri calls her Roza, and how he finds ways to touch her hair. Even when they don't say anything, and they just look into each other's eyes, you can feel how much they care about each other, even though they can't say it out loud.
Jonah and Taylor from Jellicoe Road
Who needs the traditional girl-boy crush, when you can have two characters who love and hate each other. Jonah and Taylor have so much history together, and that's what makes their relationship so powerful, so hot. When they argue with each other, it only fuels the love they have for each other. There was no hot-vampire in this book, and there weren't any sweet, gentle werewolves, but there were two human beings. This book displays human affection at it's finest.
Jesse and Jonah from Break
Affection doesn't always mean sex and relationships between girlfriend and boyfriend. Affection is simply the love you have for another person you truly care about. I usually read a lot of books sprinkled with romance, but Break was something new and fresh. A bond between two brothers. Jonah cared so much for his little brother, and if you wouldn't call those two boys affectionate, I don't know what else to call them.
Sam and Grace from Shiver
The relationship between was sweet and tender. It wasn't over the top. It was just...right. If you read the book then you know what I'm talking about. You could believe that Sam and Grace were in love and it was just so beautiful.
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