How do you even have sex? What if you don’t want to have sex, while everyone else acts like it has to happen now? How do you cope if the person you like likes someone else?
This book is based on the sixth season of the TV series Like me. The kids are sixteen, and it’s time for sexual education at school. Sex is a subject the teenagers pretend they know all about aand have a big interest in, but what happens when it’s time to try it out in real life with someone? Neither the experience nor the emotions around it may be as expected, and what happens when everyone else thinks they know what happened and it gets shared on social media? The vulnerability of being young and inexperienced in sexuality and love are recurring themes for the characters in this book.
Like Me: The First Time is about being sixteen, about unrequited love, about being naked and scared with someone else, about exploring the scary and unknown. And about trying to like yourself when everyone else does something different. Guaranteed to cause butterflies.
‘Anne Wisløff’s Like Me: The First Time can be the teenager’s most lovely, awkward, but also the most important reading experience of the summer.’
‘The novel is a thorough sexual education, which in 240 pages has time to touch upon pretty much everything about sex. Consent, contraception, fetishes, toys, rape, porn, pregnancy and so on. And everything is done on the teenagers's premises.’
‘Anne Wisløff’s new young adult novel is a sure-fire tale of the youth’s conflicts, fears, dilemmas and loves. […] In this book everything is refreshingly up to date.’
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