Young love?

Just wanted to share these pictures, given to me by some lovely Year Six girls (and one boy) to show that a bit of soppiness in pre-teen books is sometimes okay, but not always. Watch out for the article that goes with the illustrations on the SCBWI Words & Pictures online magazine in February. Here’s a quote from one who shall be nameless:

I don’t like in when they describe the characters being in love in too much detail, it makes me uncomfortable. It’s like when you’ve got something on your shoe that you can’t get off.

So if you’re writing for this age group – beware. A little bit of kissy stuff goes a long way …Aaaah