Like the middle grade book Maybe He Just Likes You, this novel explores the social intricacies of sexual harassment. Aimed at teenagers, the approach is far more complex and the author brings up a wide range of issues from family violence to workplace harassment (especially in the service sector) to racial violence. As it turns out, Perry Ackerman is hardly the first male with whom Libby has had to negotiate matters of consent and the novel serves as a useful primer on a wide variety of issues revolving around consent in general. Libby's toxic family and the story around them seems initially unrelated and distracting, but gets neatly tied into the story by the time we reach a gratifying conclusion. It's a lightning fast and entertaining read about a serious subject and all ages can benefit from it.
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