Saturday, February 14, 2015

Six of the worst boyfriends and girlfriends of YA lit

Sarah Skilton is the author of Bruised, a martial arts drama for young adults; and High and Dry, a hardboiled teen mystery. At the B&N Teen Blog she tagged six terrible YA boyfriends and girlfriends, including:
Where it Began, by Ann Stampler

Offender: Billy Nash, boyfriend of Gabby Gardiner; supposed golden boy

Crime(s): Cheats like Caligula. Breaks up with Gabby after she supposedly crashes his car, because his own probation stipulates he can’t fraternize with “criminals.” Continues to see her on the down-low, and orders her to follow his advice when speaking to cops and doctors about the DUI she has no memory of. Also, his online name is “pologuy.”

Telltale line that something is amiss: (via text) “DO NOT TRUST THERAPIST. Stick to plan ok? complete denial”
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue