Alice Oseman’s 2018 YA novel I Was Born For This is finally being published in the US and Canada.
Award-winning UK based author, illustrator, and screenwriter Alice Oseman has written four contemporary young adult novels: Solitaire, Radio Science, I Was Born for This, and Loveless. You may also recognize her as the creator of the LGBTQ+ YA romance webtoon turned graphic novel series Heatstopper, which will be coming to Netflix as a series sometime this year.
US and Canadian fans of the author have been able to get their hands on all of these works except for I Was Born For This; however, this year Scholastic’s “I Read YA” imprint is changing that. On October 18, 2022 they will be releasing a version for the US and Canada complete with brand new cover art.
In Oseman’s own words, I Was Born For This is a story about “boyband fame, real-person fandom, and parasocial relationships.” Told from the perspective of Angel Rahimi, superfan of teenage pop-rock trio The Ark, and Jimmy Kaga-Ricci, frontman of the The Ark, I Was Born For This looks at the strange world that emerges when fandom meets reality.
If you’re in the US or Canada be sure to pre-order the book today, and keep an eye out here for more updates on Heartstopper as it comes out.