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Rafi Mittlefehldt

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Rafi Mittlefehldt is the author of two young adult novels, What Makes Us, releasing Oct. 15, 2019, and It Looks Like This, published in 2016.

When he's not writing, Rafi works in instructional design and volunteers for I'm From Driftwood, a non-profit that collects and posts LGBTQ stories from around the world. Raised in Houston, he worked briefly as a reporter for a small-town newspaper in Central Texas before settling in New York. He now lives in Philadelphia with his husband Damien and dog Betty.

Follow him on Instagram and Twitter (@rafimitt for both), and visit his website at rafimitt.com.
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Rafi Mittlefehldt Ohh, sorry, I missed this! I chose first person because it's a much more personal and internal way to tell a story, which was a good fit for ILLT. Thi…moreOhh, sorry, I missed this! I chose first person because it's a much more personal and internal way to tell a story, which was a good fit for ILLT. This book in particular was at its heart about how a teen - who already has a hard time expressing things even to himself - learns to speak and act for himself. Though that could've been interesting to see in third person, because it would've been easier to withhold information and feelings from the reader, I think it would've just come across as too detached.

Side note - you'll find that books about teens tend to be first person, in large part because people at that age are starting to look inward for the first time in a more meaningful way.

My next book (WHAT MAKES US) shifts the POV between two characters, and it adjusts to their personalities. One is first person, because he is frankly pretty self-involved, and the other is third person, because she's much more observant and empathetic. Plus it's fun to play with shifting perspectives.(less)
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It Looks Like This

3.81 avg rating — 1,782 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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What Makes Us

3.49 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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“Toby kicks another rock and we're quiet for another minute or so.

Then she says, Sometimes you seem like that too.

I don't say anything.”
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