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Writer's Room => Chapter Books, Easy Readers, and Middle Grade (MG) => Topic started by: frederick-thurber on July 02, 2017, 07:07 AM

Title: Holding hands and romance?
Post by: frederick-thurber on July 02, 2017, 07:07 AM
In my MG novel, the central character is a young irascible boy (animal) that is forever getting in trouble.  He has a crush on a girl animal; is this OK?   She wants nothing to do with such an irresponsible creature, but in the end the boy redeems himself.  They go on a picnic cruise in her sail boat, and he extends his hand to help her out of the boat.  She takes it; is this OK in MG?
Title: Re: Holding hands and romance?
Post by: Mrs. Jones on July 02, 2017, 08:04 AM
Yes, this is perfectly okay in MG.
Title: Re: Holding hands and romance?
Post by: Vijaya on July 02, 2017, 10:08 AM
Paw-sitive!!!

And now I can't get the Owl and the Pussycat out of my head.