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14 Reasons YA Love Is Better Than Real Love

Who needs someone to cuddle up next to when you have a good book to keep you company at night? The 14 YA authors of The Fourteenery share their reasons why fictional teen love is sometimes better than the real thing!

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"Real love is whoever matches your eHarmony profile. YA love is whoever faces your deadly knife skills and comes out in one piece." --Livia Blackburne, author of Midnight Thief

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"You learn how to drive from your hot crush, not from a middle-aged driving school instructor." --Annie Cardi, author of The Chance You Won't Return

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"It has all the feels, none of the vulnerability." --Jessica Corra, contributor to the Dear Teen Me anthology

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"Guys totally pay attention to your eye color and the way you lick your bottom lip." --Christa Desir, author of Fault Line

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"Life is short and a guarantee of fighting evil alongside your true love within 300 pages is a damn good deal." --Corinne Duyvis, author of Otherbound

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"In real love, when you're having an awkward conversation about the new boy at school with your father over ice cream, you are almost never interrupted by a dragon." --EK Johnston, author of The Story of Owen

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"You can get exactly what you wish for." --Amber Lough, author of The Fire Wish

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"Kisses shared while folding laundry aren't as hot as kisses stolen while hurtling through folded space." --Jenny Martin, author of Tracked

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"Real life boys smell like Taco Bell." --Julie Murphy, author of Side Effects May Vary

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"Most vampires will actually eat you." --Natalie C. Parker, author of Beware The Wild

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"You can ACTUALLY cross time and space to be with the one you love." --Lindsay Smith, author of Sekret

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"Murder, mayhem and make-outs are so much easier to juggle within a love triangle." --Tess Sharpe, author of Far From You

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"YA love pours out on the page in black-and-white, filled with lovely shades of gray, but real love is in high-def technicolor, with every flaw and blemish out there in plain sight." --Robin Talley, author of Lies We Tell Ourselves

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"YA love always comes with second chances." --Katie Cotugno, Author of How To Love

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