Long before he exasperated millions of Star Wars fans, Rian Johnson made “Brick”, a superb high-school crime film.
I appreciated the hermetic, no-adults-in-sight tone of the movie, and tried to incorporate some of that into Lords of Air and Darkness.
A couple of books that taught me a lot about writing for “young adults.”
No warlocks in either one, though. I had to figure that part out for myself.
This was my model for the Planet Caravan coffee house in Air and Darkness. In my world, references to the Beatles are often replaced with references to Black Sabbath.