“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
I was ten when my librarian grandmother pulled from her suitcase a book called
A Wrinkle in Time.
I remember the day my friend, Tina Chen showed us the cover of her gorgeous new
novel: a lush, moving story written by a generous soul.
I loved IN THE TIME OF DRAGON MOON! And not just because I was around as it was being born.
Photo by Meryl Schenker
One of the cool things about taking teen writing at Bellevue College, is working with a published author.
“You built some dandy walls
That held back the fire
And the barbs
But also the heat
And the fruit
That make it worth the suffering
The wind will blow through the remains
Of your fortress
And that mournful noise
Will be all the eulogy you are entitled”
And here’s what to do if you find yourself in such a situation:
A) If you are the wizard
Realize that this is probably your fault.
…and teen non-writers deserve them, too.
Teens have taught me a bunch about writing over the last couple of decades–both the teens who have already written five novels and the ones who would rather scrub under the refrigerator than pick up a pen.
Flyaway by Helen Landalf
4 of 5 stars
One of the things I loved about this book,
Britta at I Like These Books is a teenage blogger and one of the contributors to Spoiler Alert (The Book Recap). When she’s not reading or blogging,
Reading Angel has officially launched the SUMMER OF NO REGRETS blog tour. These book bloggers completely amaze me.