6 Lessons for Teenage Girls in YA Novels

Let’s just cut to the chase, YA girl-protagonists.

1. If he’s cheating on her with you, he’ll cheat on you with someone else. 

2. Don’t hook up with your friend’s boyfriend. DON’T. DON’T!

3. Boys who like you will treat you nicely. That is how you know they like you. The same goes for friends. 

4. No, you should not text him. 

5. If he is moody and difficult it might be better to just find an easier guy to hang out with. 

5a. You can’t change him. Romantic comedies lied to you.

5b. Do not misinterpret your angst about dealing with a moody guy as really really liking him. You are working hard to tolerate him and so cognitive dissonance is tricking you.

6. Don’t treat nice guys badly. 

6a. If a nice guy lets you push him around too much, that’s not a good sign either. He needs to grow a spine. 

"A popular Harry Styles fan-fiction series, After, was picked up by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books. It was a “mid-six-figure deal.” So it’s true — there’s money in written fantasies of your favorite boy-band idol.

Anna Todd’s e-book has received, reportedly, over “800 million reads” on Wattpad, the online writing-and-reading platform. Here’s the synopsis:

Tessa Young is an 18 year old college student with a simple life, excellent grades, and a sweet boyfriend. She always has things planned out ahead of time, until she meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatters her plans.

Todd says Styles’s name will be changed for the published copy. It will still start with an H. Imaginations will still be running wild.”

P: Also, JESUS CHRIST.
M: GOOD LORD. GOOD SWEET LORD.
M: WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH OUR LIVES.
P: YOURE TELLING ME.

And all the Twizzlers died of feels.

But that look at the end! That could make you a believer!

Still talking about Maks crying

  • P: Meryl is just too powerful
  • P: I bet she's like, "Oh, not again."
  • P: "Maks, you are so weak."
  • M: you know, she's the only one who hasn't had a major freakout on camera
  • P: I don't think she knows how to do drama.
  • P: It's so foreign to her.
  • M: like even in the interviews where they clearly want her to say emotional things, she’s just smiling and like, “yeah, that was sweet”
  • P: Not the Davis way.
  • M: She's like, "I won't play your game. But I will win it."
  • M: "I'll destroy it."