Feb. 12th, 2018

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Jenny is the splendid and prodigious co-host of the Reading the End bookcast. She blogs about books and other sundries at the funny and entertaining Reading the End, where you can go for even more book recs in genres other than YA. She is also excellent at setting realistic and measurable goals.


Happy Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and Purim, YA lovers! I have eaten a certain quantity of king cake this Carnival season and feel very satisfied with the many eateries that have provided me with delicious doughy accompaniments to my reading. This month I've decided to terrify Trump voters by writing a Valentine's Day rec list of YA books in which the protagonists bang without experiencing the dire consequences that would have befallen them had they inhabited YA books written in the 80s and 90s.

(If you are aware of older YA books in which the protagonists bang and things work out okay for them, please drop a line in the comments. I read almost no contemporary YA fiction when I was myself a young adult, on account of I did not want to learn about how dead I would become if I had sex or used a drug.) YA recs: TEENS BANGING )

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