Alexandra Adornetto is a typical 12th grader in that she’s constantly having fantasies about the world…Â The difference between her and every other teen is that she writes hers down and gets paid while the others just want to beat a certain guitar hero level in front of their friends on Youtube.
Although each of the books features wildly different plot twists, a persistent threat to childhood and innocence runs through them all. “Childhood is just this amazing place and in my books I was trying to express my concern about childhood being eroded,” Adornetto says.
“You have kids’ TV programs being interrupted by terrorist attacks, and kids are exposed to so much these days.
“Childhood is just so sacred, and when you grow up you have a whole lot of things you need to worry about but childhood is one of those times where nothing should ruin it.”
I see childhood less as being “eroded” and more as being genetically modified and factory farmed…But that’s just me.