I have read tons of YA with sad disappointment. Many which have been hyped and gotten praises and awards but failed to touch me in anyway. But my YA impression has changed. I had lost hope that YA could be lyrical, touching, and life-changing (even for an adult reader like myself). After reading Kathleen Glasgow’s HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE DARK, the search was over. What she does with the narrative voice felt, not just like an intimate conversation with a friend, but rather an intimate conversation with a younger me I had been neglecting for decades. THIS. IS. HOW. WRITERS. SHOULD. WRITE. Full stop!