I have a little purple book I carry around and write everything in. Except for important stuff.I've wanted to be an author since I can remember, and I used to write little books for my elementary school teachers.
First and foremost, any and all books by Laurie Halse Anderson. I've been reading some Sarah Dessen lately too.
"If one day someone asks for your friendship, give it to them. In the fast and infinite world of tomorrow we never actually know. We never actually know if and when things will happen. But one thing we do know is that if you have a true friend with you, the happiness, or pain, is shared."(Short)