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Do you miss Julie and the Phantoms? Want some strong woc representation and great female friendships? Missing that gay pop-rock found family band vibe?
Well guys, gals, and non-binary pals do I have the book/audiobook for you:
‘I Was Born For This’ by Alice Oseman
Here’s the official blurb:
For Angel Rahimi, life is only about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything – her friendships, her dreams, her place in the world. Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark too. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band is all he’s ever dreamed of doing. It’s just a shame that recently everything in his life seems to have turned into a bit of a nightmare. Because that’s the problem with dreaming – eventually, inevitably, real life arrives with a wake-up call. And when Angel and Jimmy are unexpectedly thrust together, they will discover just how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.
Okay so here are the main characters
Angel Rahimi, and Lister Bird (left), Jimmy Kaga-Ricci (middle), Rowan Omondi (right):
Bliss Lai, and Juliet Schwartz:
There are poc characters, LGBTQ+ characters, neurodivergent characters, it looks into fandoms, addiction, family, fame, friendship, mental health and words cannot describe how much I love it. I also don’t wanna make this post super long so I won’t go into detail but I really really recommend reading it!! (and all of Alice’s books because they’re an amazing author)
Please please look up any potential trigger/content warnings before reading/listening to any book
this book deals with some difficult topics: “violence (mentions of blood and injury), anxiety, panic attacks, smoking, discussions of sexual coercion of a minor (16y/o) by an adult in their 30s, discussions of surgery, discussions of drug usage (cannabis), biphobia, one brief incident of verbal transphobia” - aliceoseman.com
And also it’s getting a sequel so if jatp isn’t renewed at least I have this
All art in the post is by Alice Oseman
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