This is a beautiful book about a teenager looking for the answers in life, the joys of found family, and the experience of love in its many forms.
When certain types of books are consistently marketed and sold more than others, it can result in a lack of diversity in the types of stories and perspectives that are being shared
The author’s work has been adapted in various mediums, including graphic novels and television series, with the most recent being Netflix’s The Sandman (2022).
Depiction of such problematic forms of ‘romance’ and relationships surely distort the judgement of readers regarding love and romance.
Even with improvisations, the show feels like the book coming to life. The little scenes that have been picked straight from the pages hit very close to home.
We are drawn to stories about first experiences, and YA literature is rich with it. First experiences draw us in because they are the crucible for change.