When you think about it, a book is like a Thanksgiving dinner.
The turkey, like the main character, gets all the attention. But what about Thanksgiving side dishes? In a YA book, they’d be secondary characters: the hilarious best friend, the strict teacher, the mysteriously aloof kid next door. Thanksgiving side dishes, like those supporting characters, are sometimes overlooked and underappreciated, but our Thanksgiving dinners—and books—wouldn’t be the same without them!