Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi releases today and she talks with Hypable about Juliette’s growth. We also have a snippet featuring Kenji and Juliette.
Juliette has grown so much from the start of the series and even more so in Ignite Me. Did you always know where she was going, or did something about her character development surprise you?
She was so terrified at the beginning of the series; always doubting herself, never willing to believe she was worth any goodness at all. She needed other people to tell her she was good enough. But I needed her to realize that she deserved more than that. She needed to be her own biggest supporter; she needed to choose herself first. And she does, she really does. And I love her for it.
I’m so, so proud of her at the end of the series. She feels a lot like a little sister I’ve watched grow into a young lady.