Im thinking about writing a young adult book and the main character is a 15 year old boy, i thought it would be different if I made his love interest a college freshman or a senior in highschool
Most Helpful Guy
make him 16, have them live in Washington, and he's all good legally0
Most Helpful Girl
Tbh I have never liked those book where that girl is 15 and the guy is 18 and above.
Usually the author tries to make the girl appear either unstoppable/unbeatable (like this rebel who won't let anyone tell her what to do/ strong come backs etc) or this good girl.
For the first, it's too cliche
and the second good girl with no morals.
o technically a bad one but some young readers don't care and rate the book with high stars anyway.
The only book that I enjoyed with that age for the girl was Love and Other Perishable Things (or Items).
Assuming your characters are mature, and does not repeat the cliche dialogues; esp when at a party and she puts on a dress and suddenly it "hugs her body in all the right places" :D , also not like the books P. S I like you, Love & Gelato, etc then go for it.
Oh as for the boy being around that age, the annoying part is when he is this hot creature; esp a new student; or better yet an alien or something; Think the book "Obsidian."
Now, for 17-18 year old guy, the book "The Collector" by Victoria Scott was really good. I only read the first one though. So only judging from that.