Thanks for your suggestions on the YA critics! It's nice to have some help. My advisor is great but admitted he knows very little about the YA spectrum of my project, so for that I will largely be on my own. That just makes it all the more exciting. I am currently doing some research for the adolescent lit class this semester, but I keep getting a bit sidetracked in thinking of it through the lens of my thesis. Oops.
The only danger is getting lost in the John Green videos. The man is awesome; his talent and passion are seriously inspiring.