Three amazing things about LITTLE & LION... 1. Diversity. As far as representation goes, I hope Little & Lion becomes the rule. Its characters are authentic and intersectional and exceptional, written with nuance and care. This book's a must-read for contemporary YA fans. 2. Suzette! She has moments of relatable doubt about who she is and who she wants to be, but mostly she's strong and steadfast and awesome. 3. Focus on family. Suzette and Lionel have the best parents. They're supportive and loving and appreciative of their kids' unique qualities, but somehow, they never feel too perfect to be believable. Also, I adored Suzette and Lionel's relationship. They're not biologically related (they're not even legally step-siblings) but there's so much love and loyalty between them. I was constantly moved by the scenes they shared.