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Neptune, NJ
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About KaraTaylor:

I'm not a perfect girl. I'm pretty clumsy & sometimes I have a broken heart. Maybe some days nothing goes right. But when I think about it & take a step back I remember how amazing life truly is & that maybe, just maybe I like being un-perfect.

Articles and Art by KaraTaylor:

Interpretation of "We Real Cool"
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
The Want of You
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Does Dying Hurt the Way You're Dying?
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Unexpected Help
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Drunk Driving
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Fiction section, Teen Ink
Male 2501
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink

KaraTaylor's favorite work by others on TeenInk.com:

What I Could Never Tell My Mother
Poetry section, Teen Ink This piece has been published in Teen Ink's monthly print magazine.
"Us Girls"
Hot Topics section, Teen Ink
Teenagers (Females)
Hot Topics section, Teen Ink
Breakup Advice
Fiction section, Teen Ink

KaraTaylor's Favorite Personal Quote:

"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

Favorite books: A Knight Without Armor, Friction, The Bible, The Boyfriend List, Shutter Island 
Favorite authors: E. Lockhart, E.R. Frank, Stephen King, Anne Frank, Kevin Hetzler 
Favorite music albums: Because of You, Boys like Girls, In my own Words, Year of the Gentlemen, Paper Trail 
Favorite music artists: Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Beyonce, Cassie, T.I. 
Favorite movies: Saw movies, Step Up, Pay it Forward, Titanic, 30 Days of Night 
Favorite movie stars: Johnny Depp, Reba, Selena Gomez, Mitchell Mouso (?), Pablo the Penguin 
Favorite TV shows: Reba, Everybody Loves Raymond, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Bones 
Favorite actors: Johnny Depp, Reba, Selena Gomez, Mitchell Mouso (?), Pablo the Penguin 
Favorite gadgets: cellphone, IPod, computer, television, radio 
Favorite hobbies: art, dance, sing, paint, draw 
Favorite heroes: Bob Marley, Mrs. Grisard, Erica, Ne-Yo, Sarah 

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