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Since it’s YA May at the moment, I thought I’d take a look online to see if I could find some VISUAL representations of the YA genre!
Romance is a BIG part of YA, so I love this infographic from the brilliant site Epic Reads which shows us – in glorious technicolour! – just how many times words like LIPS and KISS appear in various celebrated YA books featuring romance.
I always think number crunching exercises for books are really interesting … For example, I’ve read Divergent a couple of times now, I can safely say I NEVER noticed how many times these words appeared! Yet according to this infographic these words appear fairly steadily throughout the story. I guess it just shows that if you’re absorbed in the story and characters, anything goes!
See if you can find your favourite YA featuring romance on the infographic below and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
How to read this infographic:
- The pink bubbles represent the word LIPS
- The teal bubbles represent the word LOVE
- The orange bubbles represent the word KISS
- Where the bubbles begin marks the beginning of the book and where the bubbles stop, marks the end of each novel.
- The bigger the bubble = the more often that word appears in that part of the book
The total number of times the words LOVE, LIPS, and KISS appear:
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver – 119
- Die for Me by Amy Plum – 104
- The Distance Between Us by Kasie West – 56
- Divergent by Veronica Roth – 94
- Every Last Breath by Jennifer L, Armentrout – 284
- Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios – 247
- Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry – 277
- Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan – 88
- The Selection by Kiera Cass – 118
- The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine – 90
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – 184
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 117
- Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – 49
- Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins – 150
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi – 58