The Unforgettables is a charming coming-of-age story that readers young and old will enjoy and connect with on multiple levels. The prose is on point, witty, culturally relevant, and flows from the page with ease, drawing readers into its entertaining web. The YA audience will connect with Paul and Felicia whose characters are well-drawn teens, while the adult audience will laugh, smile, and cry as they recall what it was like to be a teen—angst, good times, and all.
In addition to an entertaining and relatable story, Tomas also provides readers with lessons on non-American cultures and traditions. For instance, Felicia’s character is a first-generation Haitian-American, while Paul’s character is half-Japanese and Buddhist. Furthermore, Tomas includes non-binary and trans characters in supporting roles, giving readers even more of a reason to read this wonderful tale. Cheers to Tomas for creating not only an entertaining read, but one that readers can learn from, and one that reaches a wider audience.
The Unforgettables is not to be missed. It is a truly an unforgettable story (pun totally intended there!).