This show is based on some books I read many, many moons ago. I remember them vaguely. I also paid actual money to see the movie adaptation in theaters. That I remember more clearly. So, here we are.
Samantha: I read and loved these books too. I remember them well and push them at the children who come into my library all the time. “Terrible stuff happens to these kids but the fun is seeing how they take care of each other and think their way out!”
Pretty soon after we started re-reading books from our childhood, we noticed a reoccurring theme: really crappy parents. Parents completely unaware of their children’s whereabouts or adventures. Parents who often willingly put their children into danger or peril. Parents who have no grasp on the emotional trauma their children suffer. Parents who condone relationships with Christian Grey. We’ve seen it all, folks, and only wish we could call Child Protective Services on fictional characters.
NMotB or Negligent Mother of the Book
NFotB or Negligent Father of the Book