Rebecca Maizel’s Top Ten High School Fictional (film or books) Misfits
Posted By Rosanna MKB Digital on Tuesday 17th Jul 2012
10. Stephanie Zinone. Grease 2
Don’t judge - love. I practiced “Girl For All Seasons” ad nauseum in my basement from age 2-5. I have an audiotape from when I was two years old singing “Cool Rider.” For those of you knowing what I am talking about, you know how geeky this is. And I am cool with it. For those of you who don’t, they made a sequel to Grease. Some people would argue it’s the best film ever. I don’t know who these people are but some people.
Oh, Kristin Cashore, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: Katsa, Bitterblue, and Fire. Thank you for making kick-butt, strong females character who are full fledged, and three-dimensional. Katsa is my favorite of all three. If you have not read these books RUN to your nearest bookstore or library. Okay, FINE. You can walk.
This book is part prose and part verse novel. Jenkins has an uncanny way of weaving story so that the character oozes off the page. She is by far, my favorite writer. I love how Evan’s life weaves through the life of the Ghost. Their lives are completely interconnected.
This was one of the first books I read when I made the commitment to be a young adult writer. Changed me forever. I loved being a part of a group of raucous private schoolers. I loved participating in the pranks, which I would have been too frightened to do in high school.