book: plague

Okay, Gone series appreciation post.

This series has:

- Canonically gay and lesbian lead characters

- Canonically black, Latino and Asian characters

- One of the most important people in their society is a black guy who got there by working hard

- Another is an undocumented Honduran immigrant who got there by just being awesome

- The most powerful character in it is autistic

- Canonically anorexic/bulimic/depressed lead supporting character who is also one of the most amazing people in the series

- Deals with loss and guilt

- One of the main themes is how society gets along as a whole and how everyone is important

- Has a terrorist group; shows their point of view but clearly demonstrates they’re in the wrong

- Deals with very real issues like alcoholism, drug abuse, weapon control, teen pregnancy etc

- Seriously, these books are awesome. I mean, there could still be more representation - I’m only halfway through Light so there’s still hope Brianna’s ace - but they are way ahead of so much other stuff right now.

- Read these books.