Atypical Teens

Posted Jan 3 2012, 8:00 am in , , ,

One of the things I love most about writing fiction is creating compelling characters… people who feel as real to you, the reader, as they do to me, the poor sap forced to listen to their voices in her head.

I love writing YA because I enjoy writing atypical teens – teens who bust out of the stereotypes we squish them in. Even better than writing about such teens is reading about them. Check out this story.

Kudos to Caleb and Magon for doing what was right, even though it might have gotten them into trouble.

Do you know any teens who are atypical? Brag about them here. 



3 responses to “Atypical Teens”

  1. LindaG. says:

    Aw, poor baby! And those teens are absolutely heroes. Thanks for sharing the story.

  2. Tuere Morton says:

    Hmmm, “atypical” teens. That’s a hard one. I see them from one extreme to the other. I’m not sure what would be considered atypical vs. typical. I almost feel like the straight arrow, good grades, student council, volunteering, “model kid” is more often the atypical one. lol!

  3. Patty Blount says:

    Good point, Tuere! Perhaps ‘atypical’ is insulting – (inadvertent, I assure you!)

    But it seems that most often, when teens make the news, it’s because of horrible things like drunk driving, drugs, fights, and so on.

    I love to see GOOD NEWS about teens.