Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.
Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.
This book has a couple of instances of profanity using "damn" and "God."
Lydia's mother dies in the beginning of the story. There is an older gentleman nearing death who often comments about being "almost dead." Death is a theme throughout the story and talked about in a comfortable way with a sense of courage to cope with it.
Lydia is taken to live with her Aunt Brat when her mother dies. Her aunt is married to Eileen, a woman. Their relationship progresses throughout the book with the rise of conflicts and resolutions. Lydia notes the feeling of wanting to see them embrace. During one such conflict Eileen sleeps on the couch and when they resolve the conflict she again shares Aunt Brat's room. There is one instance of thirteen year old girls talking about their love lives and gender identities. One character says, "And I think I want to kiss a girl just as much as I want to kiss a guy." (Sari, pg 272). The second character says, "And the mystifying part for me is that sometimes I *feel* like a guy myself." (Raya, pg.273).
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