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Friday, July 18, 2008

I was lucky enough to see a screening of American Teen--a documentary that follows a group of high school students from Indiana through their senior year--a few days ago, and I *loved* it. Granted, I suppose that's a given since I write young adult novels, but I thought it was refreshingly nonjudgmental and very honest about what it's like to be a teen in America today, right down to the fact that sometimes parents can be astonishingly cruel when they're trying to be "helpful."

It was also totally fascinating to see who everyone in the theater identified with, and how they reacted when certain things happened--I swear there was actually hissing a few times, and some glad "awww"s at others


Blogger softindierocker said...

Wow, thats so cool! Lucky you! =D
I looked it up on imdb, and the featured review also said "There are more awww moments than one can count"! Isn't that awesome?! =)

~Lucy D =)

July 19, 2008 8:42 AM  

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