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    Crooked smiles and other weirdly specific YA cliches

    So, I was writing my main love interest and I caught myself mentioning his crooked smile an awful lot.

    Then I noticed it. In every single YA book I touched, the main love interest had an endearingly crooked smile. I'm curious why this is. Is this something a bunch of us just happen to find strangely attractive? Is it the roguishness? Is it a trend that began with Stephanie Meyer, like so many other popular tropes in YA?

    Anyway, just curious about what other strangely specific YA tropes and cliches you guys have come across, particularly the ones you found yourself inadvertently writing into your own works.
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