M.E. Kerr’s beloved 1977 young adult classic tells the story of two very different teenagers, both struggling to stand up to their parents. Whether it’s going to college instead of taking over the family funeral parlor, coming out in a town where homosexuality is considered akin to demonic possession, or choosing between a life of fame or normalcy, the young characters in I’ll Love You When You’re More Like Me bravely struggle to become who they want to be–even when they don’t yet know themselves.
M. E. Kerr was a winner of the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the ALAN award from the National Council of Teachers of English. She has been described by The New York Times Book Review as “one of the grand masters of young adult fiction.”