into the wilds

YA Couples: Impossible Love


*Flash Assignment for paperlanternlit.*

Lena and Alex from Delirium by Lauren Oliver: Living in a dystopian society where love is a disease, Alex and Lena have no choice but to hide their feelings for each other in public, which is harder than you think what with the suspicious glances on the street. This couple fights losing each other to the cure that will change everything.

Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Their country sees them as star crossed lovers, cameras broadcasting their every move to Panem. With the president and the matter of life and death getting in the way of their developing love, we all feel for Katniss and Peeta.

Mara and Noah from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: Let’s just say supernatural abilities can cause complications, especially when one half of the couple is suffering from PTSD and can’t always trust what she’s experiencing is reality.

Eleanor and Park from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell I will always root for Eleanor and Park. These two face high school, bullies, abuse, and more that sets the feels free.

Melanie and Jared from The Host by Stephenie Meyer While this may be more of an adult couple (from an adult book), the characters are just as relatable as any YA couple. Mel and Jared face separation and fighting to live free against a dystopian society that insists otherwise.

By Emily Gamez

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This is my post for the PLL Flash Assignment. We were to send a list of 5+ YA couples who had to fight to be together. Oh, the feels! Some of mine made it on the bracket!

Lena and Alex are included in this bracket, along with several other favorites! I contributed to this, and you can tweet PLL if they missed one of your fave YA couples who fit this criteria! @.paperlanternlit with #LoveFeuds and you can win a copy of FEUDS by Avery Hastings. They’ll include the ones you tweet them!

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Q&A with Lauren Oliver


Q&A with Lauren Oliver

So on August 14th, I met the amazing Lauren Oliver at YA Birmingham!

I was incredibly lucky to have the chance to interview Lauren Oliver before the signing! It was a really great opportunity and I found Lauren’s answers really funny and fascinating! I hope you do too:

I read that your parents are literature professors. What is it like to share your writing with them and do you feel like they…

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Alex Sheets


Alex Sheets

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Forever in a second


Forever in a second

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"Love, it kills you, both when you have it and when you don’t."
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