2. College set YA. But make it hella YA themes. Because sometimes the most quintessential YA themes are of finding your place in the world are actually found as a freshman in that first semester. Also, community bathrooms are SCARY. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeLet's do a #MSWL! Because I am itching for some new books!
1. Spice Girls Break Up Book. I didn't realize how much I needed this until I said. I want a group of friends who lives are impacted by the Spice Girls. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeI won't say just because this is my professional Twitter but I will say I was younger than expected and my German mother had already been telling me about periods for years. Still didn't recognize mine when it happened or even fully understand what having a period meant. twitter.com/1mercysarah/st…
For any writers out there writing about menstruation (#mswl) remember that knowing=/=understanding. And also kids sometimes think they know, but they don't.
Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhDCollege YA is another area that has been brought up in my informal polling, @ReadWriteandMe also mentioned it. I wish that publishers were more open to it, but if you send me a great one, we may make it happen saleswise. My next #MSWL: College YA.
Seconded! As someone who grew up with the same kids from kindergarten to 12th, college was the first time I was with new people, and allowed to reinvent myself (as it were) but it was also the first time I was out on my own. There are alot of rich YA themes in this setting. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife#MSWL YA book like TRULY DEVIOUS. I love true crime and I think there are alot of teens who do too so I would love to see more YAs that involve teens obsessed with solving mysteries.
Adding on: I'd love to see this with neurodiveristy angles, or even neurological angles. Like someone with Prosopagnosia for neurological or someone with autism for neurodiversity. Both present a different way of dealing with the world, and how would they solve the puzzle? #MSWL
Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻♀️) @laurenspiellerSo I’ve been thinking about books I’ve loved in the last few years & realized many involve scary/spooky elements like ghosts or dark spirits and tackle issues like the “monstrousness” of female power or the darkness of grief & inherited pain, and omg I like horror?? #mswl
I could read some of these. #mswl
I want a book hangover. I want to read late into the night. I want to desperately message people telling people how obsessed I am. I want to be the OG fangirl with my OTP homemade shirt (HOLLER to my #TeamJacob peeps!) THIS IS THE REQUEST OF MY HEART!!!!!! #MSWL