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I Was Born for This

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The third novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman - one of the most talked about YA writers in recent years.


For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark - a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are 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.


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.


But 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 280g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 000824409X
  • 9780008244095
  • 1,985

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Praise for SOLITAIRE:


`The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age' - The Times


`The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you'll read this year... outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green' - The Bookseller


`A very authentic, teenage voice' - Sunday Times


`Solitaire is an extraordinary novel ... [Oseman] has captured her characters' rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.' -The Financial Times


`Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer' - Publishers Weekly
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About ALICE OSEMAN

Alice Oseman's debut novel, SOLITAIRE, was published to critical acclaim, hailed as "The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age" by the Times. Like her characters, Alice was once a sarcastic teenager who spent all of her time on the internet. Now she spends all of her time being sarcastic on the internet.


Alice is from Rochester, Kent. She is active on Twitter and Tumblr - and her writing has been significantly inspired by behavioural trends on Tumblr.


Follow Alice Oseman on Twitter: @AliceOseman


Follow Alice on Tumblr: www.chronicintrovert.tumblr.com
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4 31% (365)
3 10% (119)
2 2% (27)
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