One of my dear friends loves to read YA novels and frequently suggests titles to me. I don’t care who the target audience is, if it’s a good story and well written, I’ll read it.
I started reading a series she recommended and I’m currently on the last book. Apparently I’m oblivious to nuances – it seems that throughout the first three books, there have been “clues” that two of the characters are gay.
I do not need to know this unless it’s integral to the story
It is not
It feels like the author is thinking, “I have to make at least a couple of characters gay or I’ll get nailed by the pc police.”
I am the opposite of homophobic. I am firmly in the “I don’t care about your sex life, it’s yours, keep it to yourself” club. I don’t care. If you hit on my husband, we’ll have an issue, otherwise, I don’t care.
I sort of don’t want to finish the book now because I feel like I’m being preached at – like, “if you don’t like this book you’re a bad word!”
If only I hadn’t promised to not curse for a day.
It makes me wonder if the author is homophobic and is using this as a way to make him/her not seem so?
It seems more likely that they feel they won’t be published unless they include a character who will fit the current politically correct atmosphere