I'm back today for Day 3 of the 15-Day Challenge! As usual, check it out and link up at [life of love] with Sar!
Today's prompt, an article of clothing I'm deeply attached to, was a bit harder for me. I couldn't think of anything. I have some stuff I stole from Pat or that he gave me, but none of it sticks out more than the rest. I had a favorite T-shirt from a play I was in, but I lost it down the river on a float trip. Then, it came to me.
Duh. I was wearing it!
|Another myspace bathroom pic. Because I know you luuurved the first one. At least there's|
no toilets in this one. :)
Anyone recognize that?
I'll give you another hint. This is the back:
"I come for the pickles."
Ok, I'll tell you. I won this shirt at an author reading of What Happened to Goodbye, my favorite author's most recent book! Sarah Dessen has been my favorite since high school and I was thrilled to meet her and hear her read part of the book. :)
That's me! And Sarah Dessen!
Sarah's books are contemporary Young Adult novels. Which means they're aimed to sell to teenagers and are about real-ish things -- things that could actually happen, unlike fantasy or sci-fi.
She's my favorite because I feel like so many authors underestimate the young adult audience. They feed teens with books about popularity and dating the jocks, shallow characters with shallow hopes.
Which is ok, if that's what you want. I read (and enjoy) simple books too, sometimes. But not all YA books need to be simple.
All of Sarah's books have depth. They speak to people on a deeper level about fear, about love, about leaving your comfort zone, about whether it really matters what other people think of you. All that good stuff. You can read them on the most basic level and enjoy them for the basic plot, but they can also really speak to you and change the way you think about things.
All right. I'm done fan-girling. But it has been my dream for years and years and years to write YA fiction, and I hope that one day, when I do (not if, but when), I'll be even half as good as Sarah Dessen.
So I love my Luna Blu tee. It's ginormo and I only ever sleep in it, but it's inspirational and makes me happy. :)
Do you guys have anyone who inspires you? I'd love to hear about it!