Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This RTW is held in honor of Kirsten Hubbard's book release Like Mandarin. In Like Mandarin, 14-year-old Grace Carpenter would give anything to be like 17-year-old Mandarin Ramey -- the bold, carefree wild girl of their small Wyoming town. Answer this week's question about yourself in High School:
Well I was from the Brat Pack era, and so of course I wanted to be like Molly Ringwald (more so in 16 Candles, or Pretty in Pink than in Breakfast Club where she was too snooty) or like Ally Sheedy in St Elmo's Fire and War Games.
Where did they go to High School? It seemed like a million miles away from my football-obsessed small town. They were smart, creative (remember the dress Molly made in PinP), fun, and effortlessly cool. Even though they were held in contrast to the perfect-blond-cheerleader types, they still got the guys.
I so wanted to be them in high school.
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