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Announcing the Between the Pages book for June

Hello everyone.

I trust that everyone is staying safe all around the world in such unprecedented times(gosh, when can we go back to precedented times?). I hope that everyone is taking care of each other and that everybody’s life is worth living, no matter your race, gender, religion or sexuality. Now, as it is June, which means that it is Pride Month, which for those who aren’t aware, is when it is time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ peoples. As such, Between the Pages will be reading a book featuring LGBTQIA+ characters.

This month, we shall be reading I Was Born For This, by Alice Oseman, which is a YA contemporary featuring a diverse cast of characters. I have personally read this before, and so has Sylvs, our other moderator. I happened to really enjoy this the first time that I read its though as it was one of the first proper contemporaries that I read, I’m interested to see as to how my thoughts would have changed since. I’m sure some of you will be familiar with this book as it was longlisted for the Silver Inky award last year, which was when I had the chance to read it.

I hope that for those who will get the chance to pick this up will at least like at, and then pick up some of her other books, such as Radio Silence, which is an awesome contemporary novel, or Heartstopper, a graphic novel series that is honestly one of the most joyous things I have ever read. 

Anyways, here’s the synopsis.

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.

Just in case if anybody is wondering, Angel is Muslim, and Jimmy is transgender, and the book also features characters that happen to be bisexual. Hooray for diverse books! 

I hope you’ll all enjoy this and take care out there folks!

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Happy Pride month! This looks like a neat book too.

1st Jun, 20