I love romance, don't get me wrong. But friendship is an important part of everyone's life too and I love reading stories (such as Code Name Verity or Sorow's Knot) where friendship is the most important element of the story, and romance is not a part of that relationship at all.
2. Sibling Stories
MG books are good at this, but YA books aren't as much. I would like to see more of it in YA.
3. More Family Stories
I love Amy Spalding's books because she writes about families and how every member of a family impacts the others. I wish we had more books like this.
4. FUN Fantasy
like The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas or The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett
5. Christian Protagonists
There really aren't a whole lot when you think about it.
6. Failure that Doesn't Lead to Romance
Let a YA protagonist fail and learn to move on without the help of true love.
7. Search for Change in Life that Doesn't Lead to Romance
8. Diversity in Main Characters
Not everyone in the world is white middle class. Protagonists should reflect this.
9. Homeschoolers WHO AREN'T THE QUIRKY WEIRD KIDS
Really I don't know where people get this idea. Homeschool kids have a different school environment but they are not quirky or weird. Any more so than traditionally schooled kids anyway.
As a bonus, one thing I want to see less of:
I don't do survival. I don't do nature. I'm over this whole trend.
What is on your wish list?