Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
I love books about the 80s. I am a sucker for the pop culture and the music and happily, two of my very favourite, brilliantly written books Eleanor & Park and Ready Player One take place in that era.
But there was a dark side to the 80s. That was when we "learned" about AIDS. I put that in quotes because so much was still unknown. So much was hysteria and misinformation and far far too much loss of life.
Tell the Wolves deals with one girl's loss of her uncle to AIDS. That kicks off the book so I'm not spoiling anything. But it becomes about a surprising friendship she forms and how, through the heartbreak, there is ultimately connection and a precious reaffirmation of life.
I thought the prose was beautiful, the characters so flawed and real and ultimately such a satisfying and compelling read.