Okay, I'm going to cheat here and lump a few books together. I'm calling it: Boy's Banned Books day
Whenever someone of my generation gets their panties in a wad about the goth boys or punk boys (or whatever they consider themselves) with their wild hair and piercings everywhere, I say that I try to reserve judgment. Not just because you should always reserve judgment anyway, but because boys have so few choices, fashion wise, to express themselves.
Same is true in YA. Most of the choices are for girls. I know, I know, most of the readers are girls, but (IMO) it's a chicken/egg argument as to why that is.
So, these three books have three very different male protags, all very well done, and all deal with heavy issues in profound and eloquent ways.
So, even if you're not a boy. Read them!
As for my writing diary project, (join us on Patti Nielson's blog, HERE)
Yesterday I wrote:
12:00-2:00pm (I gave myself one hour, and it turned into two)
For fifteen minutes during a dance class (I can't just ignore other moms when they talk to me)
Pages done: 4 and a half, including some revising/editing of those fresh pages.