I Was Born for This

I Was Born for This

by Alice Oseman
I Was Born for This

I Was Born for This

by Alice Oseman

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The creator of Heartstopper is back with a clever and profound story about friendship and self-discovery sans the romance often found in Young Adult novels. I Was Born for This is fresh, funny, and sure to give readers all the feels.

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.



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ISBN-13: 9781338830934
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/18/2022
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 3,650
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England, and is a full-time writer and illustrator. She is the creator of the popular Heartstopper series, which is now streaming on Netflix as a live-action TV show. Alice is also the author of four YA novels: Solitaire, Radio Silence, I Was Born for This, and Loveless. Visit her online at aliceoseman.com.

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