Next to Normal is the perfect soundtrack to my angst!!
I believe in body positivity, feminism, and always using your turn signal.
introverts: sit quietly in corner reading good book and drinking tea
extroverts: throw water balloons at old man, sing too loudly, eat all the jello
Audra McDonald singing the title song from The Light in the Piazza.
It’s weird reading YA novels now since I’m older than most of the protagonists. But honestly, I don’t mind at all. I want to keep reading good YA lit for my whole life.
This is an incredible article about the work women writers have done to make YA what it is today and how often and how HARD we work to neglect that very important part of the category’s history—especially when we want to credit it with anything good.
Or, as Kelly so eloquently put it, "S. E. Hinton’s story foreruns those of other women in YA fiction. While YA was allowed to grow and develop, too often, the work women did laying down the tracks to its success was recognized not on its own merits but because of the approval of their expressed work by men."summerscourtney)