"Unforgettables" has many of the qualities you would expect from ayoung adult novel: an awkward first love, that feeling of being anoutsider and not belonging, and parents that the main characters feelare out to ruin their lives. But what stands out in this story is the diverse cast of characters. ~Northwest Asian Weekly
Felicia Abelard is one of the most complex black female characters I'veever read in a young adult book, and also the most relatable. ~The Afro YA(Latoya Pennington)
"As noted in the author's foreword: "Neighbors and best friends Paul andFelicia hoped they'd be friends forever. But as they change, so does their friendship. He shouldn't have kissed her...She shouldn't have liked it. Starting school changed everything." As what they deemed the minority in their small town Maine school, Felicia and Paul face a school year as the "non-white" duo. Paul hails from Chicago andFelicia's Haitian family observes a different set of rules when it comes to dating and family communication; but being neighbors there are allowances made to enable their friendship to flourish. What begins as a common bond in their shared love for comic books soon grows into something neither understand nor are even ready to accept. Will they beat the odds and allow themselves to discover the mysteries of love?
The Unforgettables by G.L. Tomas is an honest, coming of age story of young love that addresses issues of cultural diversity. This unforgettable novel is refreshingly sincere in its take on young love. The characters are relatable, the dialogue is fun, and the family dynamics are heart-wrenchingly realistic. Tomas is obviously in sync with the interracial difficulties and cultural differences experienced by young readers in this melting pot we call America. As a former public school educator, I firmly believe that this title belongs on the shelves of every school library in the country. Lessons of tolerance and acceptance are clearly stated in vivid descriptions in this wonderfully told story. This book is absolutely delightful. I thoroughly enjoyed it."~5 star Reader's Favorite Review(Lisa McCombs)"
This book is simply the best. We have nerdy and geeky main characters who met under an ironic situation. They become best-friends then turned to lovers. It has the cutest romance! The authors explored what is it like to be young and reckless.
It deviates from YA mainstream.There's family dynamics, and cultural upbringing that has a significant role in what shaped the protagonists.The sex positivity is so important as well. There's no token evil female character here. The Unforgettables delivered everything. By that ending, I needed more." ~Sue from The Hollywood News Source
2016 Self-Publishing Review Award Finalist
"The writing is always on point-fresh, current, witty, and relatable." ~5-star Amazon review
"5 big gold stars!" ~5-star Amazon review
"The Unforgettables lives up to its name - I won't be forgetting about this YA contemporary anytime soon." ~5-star Amazon review
"I can't thank the authors enough for taking the time to make a book that reflects my experience in a genre I love reading." ~5-star Amazon review
"when you read a GL Tomas story is you can always expect to receive a lesson or two about other cultures and traditions" ~Amazon reviewer
"5 big gold stars!" ~Amazon reviewer
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