Yo. I have a YA fantasy I'm working on. My MC is a 17yo female. And I came up with an idea for her love interest. However, he's in his mid-20s. And I'm worried that won't go over well in a YA book. My story is a high fantasy, so the teens are put to work at a younger age than now. They're almost forced to be more "adult" than the modern teen. So to me, it isn't a big deal. But I'd hate to finish the book only to have problems with it later. Do you think the age difference would be a problem? I could change the MC's age, but then I'd have to change a lot of stuff about the story. Her caretaker, friends, and the back story would all have to be adjusted to fit. And I'd really rather not do that. I could nix the love interest with this certain person, but I think it adds a lot to the story. I could give her a different, younger love interest, but I don't really have a place for such a character, and I'd have to do more rearranging. So whatcha think? Change it? Leave it? Take it out completely? Thanks.