If you think romance novels are just "silly things", think again.
Instead of buying your friends the same old famous books, why not support diverse debut novels and their young writers?
Representation isn't valuable if it means diminishing the others. And no, you don't get a free pass for being a POC.
What does it mean to read stories of growth when you are supposed to have outgrown them?
If you don't call your friends out when no one's watching, then how can we rely on you?
How YA novels focus on female leads' love lives is problematic.