Err... Well um, I do have PTSD (fire PTSD, to be actual) aaaand it doesn't exactly work that way xD but I dunno, maybe Dan has a different form of PTSD? Oh well I'm not a doctor so I can't be sure xD
Well, a different form haha. I'm no doctor either, I just meant that I liked how they actually showed the trauma from it instead of just having the kids be fine.
People respond to PTSD in different ways. Some people are affected more physically than mentally, and the other way around. And some people get through it much easier than others do.
^ Yeah, true!
I wish they'd expanded on PTSD in the 39C books more but now since they've dumbed it down to kids books they're disregarding all trauma the kids have gone through. I love writing/learning about mental illnesses like PTSD (I'm actually writing something that might turn into a book someday but for now it's just something for me to write focused on recovering from traumatic experiences). It was just such a missed opportunity for the 39C to ignore their trauma. That's why despite how frustrating Amy was in Unstoppable, I was still on her side because I liked how the authors were showing the strain catching up to her. In the end I think they kind of turned it into brattiness rather than emotional strain but still.
So do I! I love reading about things like that, so I really wish they'd expanded on it. Oh my goodness, really?? That's so cool, I'd love to read that someday when you're published ; ) They really did miss such a great opportunity. Like...not touching on the PTSD that we know they all have just kills the realism. I tended to get a little annoyed with Amy in Unstoppable, but you're right, it was only natural for her to act that way. Now I wish that they'd gone into it more.