I don't think I'd want to go back. Then again, I go back every time I sit down to write my YA novels and I love every minute of it. I guess I like the idea of going back under my own steam. I get to make up the rules.
If I had the chance to back and do it all over again, I really wouldn't change one single thing. I say that with the clarity of a person who believes that RIGHT NOW is the best time in my life. High school was really hard for me. But, if I changed anything about those years, I'd never be who I am today.
Still, if I was 17 again today I'd probably be at the fair tonight. (It's fair week in my home town and everyone goes, or at least they used to.) I might be laughing with my friends about some inside joke no one else could possibly understand, especially someone as old as 35. (I'm ancient now, you know?) Maybe I'd eat an entire basket of curly fries and not worry about gaining weight since I'd run it all off the next day anyway. There could possibly be a romantic moment on the top of the ferris wheel. Then I'd have to go home and do eight hours of homework.
Yeah, there were good times. I still say today is better.