What is the appropriate heat level for YA romance?

Discussing the steaminess of YA Fiction.

Aussie Writers

We’re loving the monthly themes here at AO&R and we really hope you are too. If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover, please suggest away in the comments or on our facebook page. We’re always open to ideas. Anyways, the month of June is all about romance. So hold on tight so as not to get swept away in the swoon-fest!

It’s a widely known fact that many readers of YA are more ‘young at heart’ than actual young adults. Not speaking for myself of course … 😛 Okay, okay, so I’m totally a mum to one, almost two, real young adults. My little bookworms’ emergence into teenhood has brought with it an unexpected element and a new way of looking at YA books. Where I once devoured anything with so much as a sniff of romance, turning pages until I reached that happily…

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2 thoughts on “What is the appropriate heat level for YA romance?

  1. Interesting central question. I think if it’s a teen novel (maybe 16 and under), should be pretty PG. Kisses are fine, but maybe hint to higher levels of intimacy instead of detailed descriptions. For YA, go for it I guess haha. I love your content and I’m looking forward to future posts.
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    1. Its so complicated though! Kids read in the teen fic section from like 12-13 + so you have books for 13 y/o and 18 y/o. A book in ended for 16+ can easily be picked up by a 13 y/o – i sure know I ended up in such a situation many times over.

      Anyway, I’m glad you like my output! This isnt my post though, be sure to check out the original!

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