Laurel Everywhere (Kobo eBook)
- Main character is LGBTQIA+. The audience will easily empathize with the queer main character and appreciate a narrative that does not revolve around her sexuality.
- Depicts grief and mental health in a raw and honest way. Mental heath, depression, suicide, attempted suicide, death, and loss are explored in a manner that is understandable to a YA audience, while highlighting the importance of the support family, friends, and mental health professionals provide. These themes highlight complicated family relationships in the wake of tragedy. This will appeal to readers with an interest in grief, adults who want to help teens through grief and family mental-health struggles, and teens who want to learn how to be more empathetic toward those who are grieving.
- Strong teenage female friendship. Readers will appreciate an authentic view of female friendship that is based on unconditional love and support and isn't entangled in the teenage drama often depicted in pop culture.
- A hero's journey. Readers will follow our hero on a journey of self-discovery, self-healing, and growth, learning that sometimes it's okay to not be okay.