Many times I've heard it said that you can't have a YA novel without kissing.
Well, all of the YA manuscripts I've written have proven this statement to be true. Now there may be a book out there somewhere that doesn't have kissing, but for the most part YA does equal kissing. Teens have crushes. They have the crazy, all-consuming first loves. So, yes, there's kissing.
Today, I thought it would be fun to come up with some other things that YA novels must have. (Besides kissing.) So I'm asking you to finish this thought:
*If you're interested, I have a guest post up on Write Spell about writing outside your comfort zone.