In my free time, I like to read book reviews in the Young Adult genre. By far the biggest pattern I've seen regarding bad reviews is that the author hasn't balanced their teenage characters. John Green's characters are far too witty, and they're criticised for being pretentious. Gayle Forman's characters are apparently too real, because they're criticised for being obnoxious. My question is therefore this: How can you write teenage characters that don't irritate their teenage readers?