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Hey Teens, What's Something That Authors Usually Get Wrong When Writing Teen Protagonists?


Hey teens! You know more than anyone else that adults tend to get A LOTTA things wrong about you — especially when teens are portrayed in books.

Like, maybe you've read a book where the character is a senior in high school and they spend ZERO TIME applying for colleges or focusing on studying for the SAT.

Or maybe you've read about a teenager in a book who has a job (major fashion magazine intern?!) that would be impossible to get in real life.

Or perhaps you've stumbled upon "teenage text talk" that is absolutely outdated. For instance: "C U there! TTYL."

Whatever it is, we wanna know! TEENAGERS ONLY. Adults aren't welcome here. Tell us something authors get wrong about teenagers in books for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!