Outstanding, Laura Creedle, Young Adult, Romance, Teenager, Literature, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lily is a senior in high school with ADHD. One day in class, she takes notice of Abelard, a boy in her grade who is on the autism spectrum. Later in the principal's office, she kisses him impulsively, sparking a unique and undefinable relationship between the two. Using an old medieval book, The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, as a template, they text every night and meet each other at school during the day. But while their relationship is sweet, constant obstacles arise to turn it sour. Through a lot of talking, a lot of texting, and several quotes from literature, Lily and Abelard manage to overcome their most difficult trials to stay together as a couple, deep in the throes of true love.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 43.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss4/43