Thanks to everyone who came by to chat--I had a great time!
I'm happy to offer Robin a hearty "I know exactly how you feel" after reading the interview. I've had the same problem with diaries. Somehow writing for no audience seems like such tremendous work. It took a while for me to pick up speed with my blog but now I post regularly and I love responding to other people's blogs. I don't even have a steady audience per se but there's a sense that somewhere out there someone's reading. I must read Skinned. The premise as Robin presents it suggests a very metaphysical (or physical) study of the issue of identity, a sort of 'what if' with huge philosophical implications. I'm no YA lit maven but I feel like many books in the genre deal with these issues on a more metaphorical or personal level (as in the case of 'Punk Rock' in which Ari is trying to figure out 'who he is.' Sounds like Robin is bringing a bit of Borges to the world of young adult reading which I think adults young and old will find fascinating!