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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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One thing I'm not all that looking forward to in season 2 (btw if you try convincing yourself s2 is going to happen it's not as bad) is Caleb somehow getting Alex alone and trying to manipulate him into joining the HGC. Caleb has all the means to as well, if Willie doesn't have a stamp (possibly assuming those get removed when Caleb gets your soul, sidenote: Do ghosts have souls?) Caleb can easily stamp him again. Even shifting the blame to Alex for all of it. I mean Caleb does target Alex mentioning Willie and "everything you want" which would probably include somewhere Alex can just be himself. I love Reggie and barely tolerate Luke but just like most people do I doubt they fully understand everything Alex is going through at any given time. With Willie and a whole club of people, Alex might have a more understanding environment. I don't know if it's the fact that I like Caleb but I feel he's nicer to Alex. With the jolts especially because it's either Alex has a better pain tolerance, he has a sort of powers that make him a more special and stronger ghost then Reggie or Luke, or Caleb is making the jolts less painful for Alex.
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