My protagonist is a senior in high school and 18 years old. She has a mouth, she swears. There aren’t any F-bombs, but plenty of other words. Also, she thinks one of her teachers who is fresh out of college, is gorgeous. There isn’t a relationship between them, she just enjoys his class because he’s good eye candy. Here’s my dilemma. When I shared some of the pages with a friend, who I trust with my really crappy first drafts, they expressed their dislike and concern with those two issues. I am considering cleaning up the swearing, but I don’t find an issue with a young woman thinking her teacher is good-looking.
So, for those of you who remember being 18 years old, or who read YA or New Adult books, I’d love to hear what you think while I consider what changes to make.
Thanks in advance!
Until Next Time…