I Am Not Okay With This (Paperback)
Now a live-action Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This explores the life of Sydney, a 15-year-old with some strange abilities. Sydney struggles with coming of age in a suburban town filled with unsavory characters. Like much of Charles Forsman’s other work, this is a bitter take on how harsh puberty really is. I enjoy how genuine Sydney is as a protagonist. Seeing both the ugly truth and the wholesome beauty of every moment kept me right there with her the whole time.
If you enjoy I Am Not Okay With This a great follow-up would be End of the FXXXing World also by Charles Forsman.
-Jonah— From Sultry September Staff Picks
Forsman has expanded the 2018 first edition, which sold out quickly in the wake of the success of the Netflix adaptation of his graphic novel The End of the Fxxxing World, to include over 20 new pages as well as a new cover.
Coming to Netflix in 2020, from the production team behind Stranger Things and the director of The End of the Fucking World!
With Charles Forsman's hit graphic novel The End of the Fucking World already turned into a hit Netflix series, 2020 will see the Netflix debut of the series adaptation of another Forsman classic, I Am Not Okay With This, starring Sophia Lillis (It) as Sydney! Sydney seems like a normal 15-year-old freshman. She hangs out underneath the bleachers, listens to music in her friend’s car, and gets into arguments with her annoying little brother — but she also has a few secrets she’s only shared in her diary. Like how she’s in love with her best friend, Dina; the bizarreness of her father's death; and last but not least, there's those painful telekinetic powers that keep popping up at the most inopportune times. Forsman expertly channels teenage ethos and ennui in a style that evokes classic comic strips while telling a powerful story about the intense, and sometimes violent, tug of war between trauma and control.
About the Author
Charles Forsman's The End of the F***ing World graphic novel has been adapted into a critically acclaimed television series that is distributed by Netflix. He is also a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in Hancock, Mass.
Forsman’s conclusion exerts a continued, nagging pressure once the book is through, hovering on the edge of your consciousness... It may be the only way to wind up a story that lurches so unpredictably from the ordinary to the ominous. — NPR: Books
— NPR Books
A vision of what the X-Men mythology might be like for a mutant who never got that reassuring visit from Professor X. This rocky journey it is as insightful as it is brutal.”— Vulture