Ok - so this is a little bit for the YA writers out there. Also for voracious tv fans, like me....
The elusive "they" say that to write a genre, you should also read that genre. I'll take that a step further and suggest that you also watch your chosen genre. And the trendy teen show that's out there for the youth of the world right now? ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars (In Utah, for Comcast users...that's channel 28 on Monday nights @ 9pm MDT). It's one thing to read a YA novel and picture the MC in your head, how they look, how they talk, what they wear, if they flip their hair, how they look at a cute boy/girl, how they walk, etc. It's a WHOLE different thing to see how the world sees them on screen, and how the actors/actresses slated to play your favorite characters choose to portray them.
Ok - but, enough with my soap box...let's introduce you to the players! *Quick synopsis - 4 teenage friends deal with the aftermath of their friend's unsolved murder and band together to find the elusive, omniscient "A" who threatens to air their dirty laundry to the town and might even be the killer! **note: all pictures posted courtesy of the official PLL website found HERE or IMDB.com.
First - the dead girl: