I’m currently revising two YA novels with male protagonists, so when, Agent Jill Corcoran asked her friends and followers on facebook to name romantic YA novels written from a male point of view, I copied down some titles. From reading them, I learned much about the details that make the voice and passion realistic. Below are three novels listed in order of increasing edginess.Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto
By Eric Luper
When Seth (17) loses his girlfriend, his faith in his parents’ marriage and his job, he creates a supposedly anonymous podcast to figure out love.
The Secret Year
By Jennifer R. Hubbard
Colt (16) has been having a year-long clandestine love affair with a rich girl. When she is killed in an accident, he is left alone with his secret and his grief.