I’ve been thinking and writing about female sexuality in YA for a couple of years now. It’s a topic that continues to fascinate and frustrate me. I’ve talked at length about what good examples are out there, and I’ve talked at length about what’s missing.
Today, I’m turning the blog over to a guest who has written one of the best examples of female sexuality I’ve seen in YA in a long time, Fiona Wood. Her recently-published US debut Wildlife presents an honest and unashamed exploration of female sexuality, offering a range of experiences, emotions, and words to describe a variety of sexual situations. She’s here to talk about the choices she made, as well as what she thinks some of the more solid YA novels that tackle female sexuality are.