Striking a chord with teenagers' struggles

Maia Mitchell and K.J. Apa in Netflix's new romantic comedy, The Last Summer.
Maia Mitchell and K.J. Apa in Netflix's new romantic comedy, The Last Summer.PHOTO: DAN HENTERLY

Netflix's big rom-com push last year got the most social-media traction with young-adult stories such as To All The Boys I've Loved Before and The Kissing Booth.

And the stars of its newest teenager-friendly title, The Last Summer, think it is because these films capture the struggles young people face.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'Striking a chord with teenagers' struggles'. Print Edition | Subscribe