Are Love Triangles Killing YA Fiction?

I wroteHunger_games this piece a while ago for Lip Mag. After reading The Hunger Games trilogy for the second time, I started to think about the Katniss/Peeta/Gale love triangle and whether or not it added anything to the story.

Personally, I found Katniss’s suspension between two possible romances detracted from her usually strong and independent character. The unconditional relationships, such as Katniss’s love for Rue and Prim, added a dimension that is often absent in contemporary YA fiction. In this piece I talk about the influence of Gale, and wonder if the story could have been stronger had he only been seen as a friend.

Take a look here –

One comment

  1. Hit the nail on the head. It doesn’t have to be either/or and it is possible for a woman to be close to a man without romantic feelings but young people have no role models of this. Good point well put.

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