This one's primarily for the YA authors reading this: a New York Magazine piece that argues that ages 15-25 are the most important and most poignant of our lives:
Why You Truly Never Leave High School
Do you still feel connected to your adolescent self? If so, does it benefit your writing?
Bonus question: if you're friends with your high school classmates on Facebook, does that ongoing connection affect your sense or your memories of that part of your life?