Archive for August, 2009

August 6, 2009

John Hughes: A YA Classic of a Different Sort

I wouldn’t have nearly as much interest in the lives of teens or reading and writing about them if it weren’t for John Hughes. His death saddens me greatly.

When I was 9 years old when The Breakfast Club came out. I remember seeing the commercials on TV and I remember my older sister seeing it. I remember when I finally did see it, years later, I thought that John Hughes was the best writer ever. He just got teens and their inner thoughts, daily lives.

I watched Pretty In Pink a few months ago. Unlike many films of the 1980s, John Hughes movies don’t make me cringe. I’m always transported right back, even though I was a teen a decade later.

One thought I’ve been having since I read the news is, he made me want to be a teenager. For which I thank him.