Megan Garcia, Arizona State University
Netflix’s latest teen romance is a charming movie, but its flaws lie in a diluted execution.
Jordan Oulela, University of Texas at San Antonio
From love triangles to soulmates, the possibilities for creating engaging plots are endless.
Julia Greene, Columbia College Chicago
Beth O’Leary’s debut novel, which features a very unusual living arrangement, makes the case for the genre as possessing real emotional depth.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Why is this romance so important? You won’t see stereotypical tropes about black people here — just couples trying to navigate the tricky world of love.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
‘Call Me By Your Name’ is bringing the topic of sexuality to the film industry in a new, beautiful way.
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