Cover Crush: I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
I am so excited for the soon to be released NA edition of I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman! Yes, many fans have been savvy enough to buy the UK editions, but having these works published by a US imprint means way more access, especially young readers to discover in bookstores, online, and especially US libraries! I can’t wait for more people to discover the heartfelt way Alice writes their characters and stories! PLUS THE COVER! OMG this beautiful cover!! Drawn by Alice themself, of course! Absolutely love the emotions in this cover.
Not only does this beauty release shortly on the 18th – but The Heartstopper Yearbook & The Heartstopper Coloring Book are also releasing on the 18th, so probably also a good day to re-watch the Netflix adaption of Heartstopper – like we need any excuses!
I Was Born for Thisby Alice Oseman
Published by: Scholastic Press
on October 18, 2022
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult
From the bestselling creator of HEARTSTOPPER and LOVELESS, a deeply funny and deeply moving exploration of identity, friendship, and fame.
For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark -- a boy band that's taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark's fandom has given her everything she loves -- her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world. Her Muslim family doesn't understand the band's allure -- but Angel feels there are things about her they'll never understand.
Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark. He's their frontman -- and playing in a band with his mates is all he ever dreamed of doing, even it only amplifies his anxiety. The fans are very accepting that he's trans -- but they also keep shipping with him with his longtime friend and bandmate, Rowan. But Jimmy and Rowan are just friends -- and Rowan has a secret girlfriend the fans can never know about. Dreams don't always turn out the way you think and when Jimmy and Angel are unexpectedly thrust together, they find out how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.
A funny, wise, and heartbreakingly true coming of age novel. I Was Born for This is a stunning reflection of modern teenage life, and the power of believing in something -- especially yourself.