Hey guys! I'm back with another Blogger Positivity Campaign post! As the third post in the campaign, here is a letter to an author who has changed my life...
First of all, it's Kate from Texas Teen Book Festival last year, when my friends and I continuously walked up to your table and tried to act cool while fangirling over our favorite author. I am so grateful for that festival, because I got to meet you but it's also why I started reading your books.
Best decision ever. Your books understood me. Your characters were all just trying to make sense of life and go through it the best they could, and the questions they struggled with just really touched me. Not only did I love your characters (Lucky Linderman being my favorite) and plots, but I thought it was amazing that you incorporated such "dark, controversial" topics into your books so seamlessly.
I think the best books are not the ones that keep me on the edge of my seat, sick with anticipation. The best stories, to me, are ones that hold up a mirror to the simple joys and sorrows of life. The ones that understand how beautiful yet crazy life is. With every book of yours I read, I felt like I understood more and more, that I was seeing something...bigger.
So thank you. Your books have shown me that it's okay to feel lost in a hurricane of thought and that there is a fierceness, a power in love.
P.S. Oh, and also thank you for introducing me to the joy of sending love to airplanes!