I think it’s good that he included representation, but i think he could have done better. Take Hearth, for instance. It’s constantly said that he’s deaf and uses sign language, and I feel like his whole presence in the book revolves around his deafness.
Next we have Alex Fierro. Again, it’s constantly said that she’s gender fluid, although she’s not as bad as Hearth. Unlike him, she has a purpose beyond representation.
Now we look at Frank. I’m Asian. Does anyone else think Rick could’ve done a little better than the “Chinese Canadian Baby Man”?
Now we have ADHD. What was that even for? It wasn’t really a huge problem and we never really got to see any of their struggles in school. I get the “battle instincts” thing, but we never got to see any of their hyperactivity.
Fourth, does anyone else think we need more mental disorders? Nico had some depression problems, but seriously, we need more, and we need people to recognize that they’re mental disorders. Schizophrenia? Panic disorder? Social anxiety?
Come on Rick! I love you, but you gotta do more research.