Join me today with Amy Reed's book Crazy, a part of the Teen Book Scene tour.
-What’s your latest tweet update?
On my way to Chicago for
#IRA2012. Come see me at the Simon&Schuster booth Monday at 12:00 for a signed ARC of CRAZY!
-What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
i don't drink alcohol.
-What were your first thoughts when you met Izzy?
-What advice do you have for anyone who has a friend or family member with a mental disorder?
Love them. No matter what. Even if they're driving you crazy, even if they're not taking your advice. Do not judge. Overcoming a mental illness is not a matter of willpower. You can help them find the tools to help themselves, but don't think you are the one who can fix them.
-What’s the deal with Alice? How does that fit into the picture of your emails with Izzy?
There are a lot of different kinds of relationships in Crazy, just like there are all kinds of ways to be close to people. Part of growing up is figuring out how to do that with honesty and integrity. I guess Connor's relationship with Alice was an attempt at that, but it didn't end up working out too well for either of them in the end.