Which of the characters you've written you can relate most to?
Laurie Halse Anderson
Hayley, from THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY. My father's PTSD led to a lot of problems and sadness in my family when I was a teen. I was constantly angry with him, but at the same time terrified he'd hurt himself. And, like Hayley, falling in love with the right person changed my life in amazing ways