Friday, March 26, 2010

Up Next at The YA Awards

So, welcome back folks to the first annual YA Awards. I know everyone is on the edge of their seats so I won't waste time with my witty repartee. We'll jump right into the awards, with today's category:

Definition: The first time two people kiss in a story or narrative
1) Nathan & Leigh, Psych Major Syndrome
2) Brian & Tibby, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series
3) Darby & Kate, Footfree & Fancyloose
4) Tommy & Katie, Pants on Fire
5) Owen & Annabel, Just Listen

And the YA Award Goes To...

I don't love love love this book. But I do love love love this kiss. Most of the other kisses on this list are sweet and awkward and everything I love about a couple. But when awarding the first kiss it's not just about how cute the couple is; it's about how good the kiss is. So yes, this kiss scene is a little steamy (though still, you know, PG), but rightfully so. It's just that kind of character and that kind of couple. It sounds like something straight out of a steamy romance, really--she is so enthralled, she can barely stand. He lifts her onto the hood of the car and practically lies on top of her. Who knows how far these two would have gotten if the best friend hadn't shown up...

So, as this song goes,

Passionate kisses, whoa oh oh
Passionate kisses from you
Passionate kisses
Passionate kisses, whoa oh oh
Passionate kisses from you

Congrats to Meg Cabot for her excellent scene (from a not-so-excellent book). Snaps for Meg! (anyone get that reference? Anyone? I bet Reese Witherspoon would!)

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