Hey guys. Well, I'm done with about half the scenes in my YA book (not in any particular order). One of the worries I've had about it since the beginning is that there isn't really a specific problem that needs solving in the book. Most books I've read, especially in the YA genre, have had some kind of "mystery" element that you don't get the answer to until the very end of the book. However, in my plot there doesn't seem to be room for that. The story is about two high school boys, Jay and Matt (I've probably posted something along the lines of a plot for this in other threads). They both have conflicts going on in their lives (Matt is flunking school, Jay is losing himself and drinking more and more heavily), however neither of these is the main conflict of the story. The story is mostly about the two of them becoming friends and eventually more. Maybe this is a dumb concern, because I personally like the way the story moves along, but I am really worried that people won't be interested in such a character driven story. I'm certainly not super worried about publishing yet because draft #1 isn't even completed yet, but if my story is lacking a key plot element then I really would like to fix that now. Anyone have any thoughts?