I wanted to write my own Y.A. novel,I read a couple books to help with the process like The Outsiders, That was then This is now, The Gossip Girl,A-Listers.What in your mind makes a successful high school Y.A. Novel? The plot I had for my novel: A new girl arrives to private school in a beach town, she is entering her junior year.As she walks down the hall she is being size up by everybody. The school top clique know as the Royals rule the school with iron fist, they pick certain people to join them. She has to survive a humiliating hazing process to make into the cheerleading team. To be accepted,she feels like she has to lie not to only about her sexual history, boyfriends, alcohol,etc..She ends up falling for a guy that plays for a local band. What you guys think?