Male romantic leads in YA novels — you love them, right? Whether you’re Team Edward or Team Jacob (or, like, me, Team Age Appropriate Relationship with Mike Newton), you’ve probably got an opinion on the hunks of the Young Adult section at your library. But, um, have you ever noticed how interchangeable these lovely lads can be? Whether it’s the smoldering risk of a man or the sensitive artist/poet boy-next-door type, they all seem to be fulfilling a role. So let’s talk YA boys… Or maybe let them do the talking themselves.