I often try to explain to people why I write young adult literature. Why I'm so drawn to teenagers and their experiences. The voice of my characters have always been one of a teen, even when I write short pieces in my MFA program.
I think the tribute last night on the Oscars to John Hughes helps give voice to my reasons for writing Young Adult literature.
If you have a minute, watch it. It's amazing....
Be sure to check back tomorrow...I plan on sharing more of my teenage years with you when I realize some more pages of my diary! You know you can't miss that!