Last night, YA fans and writers flocked to the #sensibleYA Twitter hashtag, created by YA Highway current and former members Kirsten Hubbard, Michelle Schusterman, and Kate Hart. [They were] inspired by Sex and Violence writer Carrie Mesrobian’s blog post on Teen Librarian Toolbox: “Separating Fiction from the Author.”
[The post] delved into the idea that she, as a fiction author, is not endorsing her characters’ actions, despite her misguided critics’ assumptions. But the part that really stuck for the YA Highway writers was the idea that critics thought her characters engaged in poor decision-making…— Bustle’s awesome recap of yesterday’s #sensibleYA extravaganza on Twitter. three cheers for characters who stumble and fail, flail and grow!