Skip To Content
  • Add Yours badge

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

CALLING ALL TEENS.

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.

The WB

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.

FOX

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.

CW

Or perhaps you've stumbled upon "teenage text talk" that is absolutely outdated.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

Farrah Penn / BuzzFeed

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!