The roller coaster in Uglies is one of my favorite images from my own work. So I was mighty thrilled when, few months ago, a commenter named Geslepen pointed me at a Flickr set of decaying roller coaster photos:
Photo by El Rebelde
There’s something about the sinuous, elegantly mathematical lines of roller coasters mixed with the chaos of nature that’s just gorgeous. I can see Tally and Shay zipping around in there, getting whacked by tree branches and laughing it up. (Good times.)
In other news, Terri Brown posted this interview of her by me in celebration of her debut novel. Read My Lips is about a deaf girl who is co-opted by a popular clique for her lip-reading abilities. A really interesting point-of-view character in a classic YA plot of gossip, acceptance, and what we’re willing to pay for the promise of popularity.