Us YA Highwayers have been talking tropes in YA literature, lately, and thought we'd share some of our favorites.
Me (Stephanie Kuehn): Anything having to do with boarding school or summer camp. Bonus if it's funny. (True fact: I got my parents to send me to boarding school in part because I'd read Gordon Korman's Bruno and Boots series and thought my school would be just like MacDonald Hall.)
Lee Bross: Anything end-of-the-world. I can't get enough!
Kristin Otts: Reformed bad boys. Spooky southern-Gothic settings.
Phoebe North: Time-shifted romance. Angry girls. ALIENS.
Kristin Halbrook: Drama queens. Feuds. The Cemetery. Masquerade Balls.
Sarah Enni: Nerd boy love interests. Self-discovery via travel. Time travel. Turf wars.
Kate Hart: Redheads. Love interests forced together by school project.
Sumayyah Doud: Consort-kings. Evil ladies (with a twist). The whole witch/enchantress thing.
Kirsten Hubbard: Fierce, quirky girls. Slow-burn romance & almost-kisses. Intriguing loners.
Veronica Roth: MC training to be a badass action figure. Mysterious loner dudes. Swordfighting. Forbidden smooches, especially at inopportune times. Brother/sister loyalty.
What about you? What do you love? Are there any tropes or storylines that you know you'll always enjoy?