The infamous Josh Berk (DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN) and I are hosting the 2009 SMOOCHIE AWARDS!
*Warning: some of the comments contain KISSING spoilers! But they are more like TEASERS. For me.
Eligibility: A YA novel published in 2009 with an awesome kissing scene.
Like this. Only from a YA novel.
You think that's fun, wait for this.
There are THREE CATEGORIES.
BEST REALISTIC KISS (from a realistic novel either contemporary OR historical)
BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS (from a fantasy novel--high fantasy or urban fantasy or dystopian)
BEST KISS OVERALL (best kiss involving a mix of humans/vampires/faeries whatever--EVERY KISS! )
You can nominate ONE kiss in EVERY CATEGORY
So your nomination, in my comments below, will look something like this:
BEST REALISTIC: Heidi & Josh in the Banana Shack/THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN, SORRY RAD SHAUN/by Josh Berk and Heidi R. Kling
BEST OTHERWORLDLY KISS: Max the Martian and Uma the Half-Unicorn/WORST PREMISE EVER/by Rainbow Sharknose
BEST OVERALL KISS: Frank and Tinker Bell by the lockers/I USED TO HATE HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE I FELL IN LOVE WITH A FAERIE/ by Jon Battlebeam
Except, of course, your examples are from REAL BOOKS PUBLISHED BY REAL AUTHORS IN 2009!
OUR VOLUNTEER CELEBRITY JUDGES are all POPULAR TEEN reviewer/bloggers whose names I won't reveal at this time to protect their privacy. NO AUTHORS are on the PANEL of JUDGES. We'll go with MAJORITY RULES if there are a bunch of the same nom in one category. JUDGES will be used as TIE BREAKERS.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
THE WINNING AUTHOR will be announced via a SPECIAL AWARD CEREMONY on VALENTINE'S DAY!