The books will include a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the popular Netflix series entitled Stranger Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion, a “gift” book aimed at younger fans detailing a fresh, inside look at the Upside Down, and a prequel novel written by author Gwenda Bond (Girl on a Wire, Girl in the Shadows) centered around the life of Eleven’s mother.
The books are part of a partnership Netflix has recently made with Penguin Random House and will include an accompanying series of audiobooks as well.
More information on the books has yet to be released but our return to the upside down seems to be very, very near so grab your Eggos, your flashlight, your baseball bat, and get ready!
We have all been in those situations where we have thought “God, I wish I had a book right now.” Sometimes it’s only for the purpose of enjoying a book. There are other times, though, when those stacks of paper can come in handy.
1. Your Tinder date catfished you
It’s happened. It will continue to happen. Tinder is still blind dating. The only upgrade is that they might look like the hot guy you swiped on. This is not for one of those times. Keep the creeps away.
This is a big hint to him. If he isn’t good at hints, claim you don’t speak English, laugh hysterically for an hour straight, or do something else to get him to leave you alone with your book.
2. You’re a detective, hot on the case
Whether you carve out the pages to hold a small camera, microphone, or other equipment to get damning evidence, a book can be very handy. You can also spare the book from mutilation simply by peering over the edge at your target.
By carrying a romance book, you might instill the idea of romance whenever that person sees you. Create a Pavlov’s dog effect and this could eventually lead to them feeling love for you without you having to lift a finger.
4. You’re a concerned mom, hot on the case
The kids are out of the house. You don’t know where they’re going. You don’t know what they’re doing. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to track them down while away from the security of the house.
Remind them of their dependence. Remind them how you cook, clean, wash, and can just generally be a wonderful friend to have at all other times too. “Mom” upside down is “Wow.” If you are unlucky and are caught stalking supervising your child, you can always break Just Me and My Mom out and read it to them.
5. You need to hide the banned book you’re reading under the cover of another book
We get it. You’re a reader…a smart one. That means you don’t listen to your teachers, and you’ll pick up that copy ofCatch-22 if you want to.
Slap those oppressors in the face metaphorically with this book to cover your actual banned book. You can also use it as a reference should you need to defend yourself if you get caught. But, honestly, the really good teachers will understand the importance of books, no matter how heavy or banned they are.