YA Highway's road trip topic this week:
What is your favorite line from your WIP (or from a book you read recently)?
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE came out yesterday (already ordered it on Audible). I'm so excited to see YA venture into Sci-fi (and not just because my WIP, an idea I've put off writing for years, is Sci-fi).
I grew up watching Star Wars, Battle Star Galactica (the original) and even Buck Rogers in the Twenty-fifth Century...boy, does that date me. But I didn't truly fall in love with Sci-fi until high school when I read Kurt Vonnegut. There I found out that Sci-fi doesn't have to be just a different setting for an action adventure. It can be a way to give us new perspectives on ourselves.
So, I have an alien protag named Lorina, and she has two perspectives to share here...I wish they could stand on their own, but it is sci-fi, so some world-building is required ;)
First, after the principal has said that he hopes he doesn't see her in his office again:
"I considered it a strange measure of his success as a principal to never have to see a student again, but I nodded my agreement..."
And next, when she enters her Earth dwelling with its peeling wallpaper missing edging:
"Here, they made houses out of things that wore out and drank from throw-away bottles that lasted forever."
Any other Sci-fi fans out there? Why do you like the genre?