Thursday, July 05, 2018

Twelve teen novels with positively imperfect stories about sex

Kelly deVos's new novel is Fat Girl on a Plane.

At PopSugar she tagged twelve sex-positive YA novels, including:
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Adina and Tovah Seigel are twin sisters who are almost total opposites. Adina is a rebellious viola prodigy completely devoted to her music while Tovah is a student overachiever who steadfastly maintains the family's Jewish traditions. Also, one twin tests positive for Huntington's disease and the other does not. This is a sister story that tugs at your heartstrings, but the sex positive aspect of the book is found in Adina's romance with her viola teacher. She is very confident in her attraction to him, and their relationship is very sex positive. You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone is great example of how a book can have a sex positive attitude in its back pocket, helping teens to see sex positivity as a fundamental part of day-to-day life.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue