I asked the students to come up with two lists - good and evil. It follows.
Animals (Pets) Mental Illness
Roosters Bad Health
The mall Family
Roller coasters Pain
Sunshine Heart Ache
Church Inner Demons
This list struck me, because the good list had so much to do with exterior, where as the evil list was all about the interior. As a writer, this just reminded me that YA novels really should be about that interior world - so many more questions there.
Word of the Day: B.A. - acronym for Bad Ass - which can mean awesome, amazing, tough, hardcore, as in "He is so B.A." or "That song is so B.A."