Mio is a story about love, friendship, and being different from other people.
First of all, we get to see Mio – a very colorful, queer character – enter a new school and being treated as different from other students. Obviously, if you’re supposed to be a boy and you wear dresses, people are going to look at you funny. However, we have a very interesting Main Character, who simply accepts Mio for who he is. He is simply an original.
The interesting way the story is told – through the eyes of an apathetic character – and the soft love story that develops between the two characters are what made me fall in love with this short story.
First I read this story in a frenzy – I couldn’t put it down. Then I read this story again to see what I missed the first time. And finally, whenever I feel like I need a pick me up, this is the book I turn to.
There is awesome queer and non-binary rep in this story, and it is very well-written and beautiful.
Honestly, I cannot recommend this enough. 5 stars.
Reviewed by Violeta Nedkova