"Illiterate Literary Man" is a compelling story about two unlikely friends who form an inseparable bond despite facing personal hardships. Trixie is an abused and neglected girl who has never experienced unconditional love. She wanders the street alone looking for food and shelter. One night, her life changes for the better as she meets Romey, the son of immigrant parents. As a first-born American, Romey faces his own adversity as he struggles to learn the English language and adapt to the culture around him. Despite obstacles in front of them, Romey and Trixie grow to become best friends and more. Despite their pact, they don't truly know everything about each other. When Trixie stumbles onto Romey's big secret, she accidentally reveals it to the world and their friendship faces the ultimate test.
Despite their closeness, questions arise after Trixie breaks the sacred trust of friendship. How will Romey handle it? This will not be the first-time secrets are revealed, and a sequence of unexpected events follows that puts everything into question. This enthralling story is a must-read and is great for teenage readers. It is filled with meaningful themes encompassing friendship, love, trust, acceptance, and the difficulties of adapting to life as an immigrant in the United States.