I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

I Was Born For This

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...

Details I Was Born For This

TitleI Was Born For This
Release DateMay 3rd, 2018
PublisherHarper Collins Children's Books
GenreContemporary, Lgbt, Young Adult

Reviews I Was Born For This

  • softlykaz
    full review now posted here!!I feel like this book just dragged me into whatever living equivalent of heaven there is. please don't sleep on this book, it's centering a hijabi muslim teen girl and a gay trans boy and it's so casually diverse and relatable and my whole body is literally smiling right now
  • Alice Oseman
    this is a book about obsession and hero worship and an internationally famous trans musician, it's about a girl going to london for the first time to meet a friend she's known for years but never met, it's about three boys who started from nothing and became gods, it's about teens who sit in bed reading fanfic and dreaming of being rich and famous and in love, dreaming of a life that is something beyond what they have. it's my best book yet and i...
  • Kai
    Alice Oseman's best book by far. Bloody hell.You need this book. You want it. The cover alone is worth having it.This book is one of the best examples of queer representation that I have encountered to this day.Not only are the main characters far from cis/straight/white but so is most of this book's cast. Let's start with Angel and Jimmy.Angel is an 18-year-old Muslim girl, whose greatest passion is The Ark, a famous boyband. She loves this band...
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  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    I generally really enjoyed this book! It wasn't quite as good as Radio Silence in my opinion, that one is still my favourite of Alice's! But the book was still really well written! She's such a talented author What I liked about this book: - Hijabi main character, half indian main character, Nigerian supporting characters (poc all around!) - Bisexual, trans male, and Gay characters - Great portrayal of anxiety - Alice just writes such great chara...
  • Romie
    “They felt like the reason I was born was to . . . love them.”You know when your favourite writer comes up with a new book, you always get both excited and terrified, because what if this book isn’t what you had expected it to be? But then it turns out even better. Because of course it’s better than expected, your favourite writer wrote it. I think Alice Oseman is brillant. I think her books are out of this world. And I cannot wait to rea...
  • Lily
    I was sent an ARC copy of the book by the publisher HarperCollins, thank you so much for sending it to me! This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, with Radio Silence being one of my all time favourite contemporaries. I was a little hesitant going into it as I saw it was centred on a boyband which I'm usually not interested in, but I trusted Alice to deliver and I was totally right to do so. I think Radio Silence will always be m...
  • Lauren James
    I cried, I laughed, I fell in love. and this is just the first draft! pretty sure this is gonna slay me when it's edited.Alice Oseman was born to write this novel. A dark and funny look what happens when online fandom collides with real life in messy, bittersweet detail. Exposes the reality of being a fan - and being famous - without holding back any punches.
  • Jackie
    bless Alice Oseman for helping me get over my book hangover -UM HELLO I JUST GOT APPROVED FOR AN ARC OF THIS AND I HAVEN'T STOPPED SCREAMING. 2018 TRULY IS THE YEAR OF THE GAYS (aka me and Em) GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE-LOOK WE HAVE A COVER!!!!!!!! i'm honestly so freaking excited for this book, i love Alice Oseman with all my heart and i watched all of her Book 3 diaries last year so i'm emotionally INVESTED in this book. this is one of my 3 MOST...
  • Lizzy Reads
    If someone can make me read an almost 400-page book in two days, while also going on lectures the second day, it's Alice!I got all of the feelings and fandom goodness, plus a great and diverse cast of characters. REVIEW TO COME - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - OMG!! I WON AN ARC ON TWITTER!! First time in my life I get to read the book early and it happens to be by one of my favorite authors!!💜😭💜😭💜😭🎉
  • Natasha
    Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramRep: biracial (Indian and Italian) anxious gay trans guy mc, Persian Muslim Hijabi who's questioning her sexuality mc, side black character, side bisexual character, side biracial (Chinese and white) bisexual character Content warnings: injury, panic attacks So if you don't know, Alice Oseman's Radio Silence is my favourite book of all time. That made me really excited for this book. And I o...
  • Marie
    I AM STILL SCREAMING ABOUT THIS IT WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED IT TO BE AND MORE. I have feelings about this.Full review coming soon. Less screaming in it, I promise. Or maybe not. But add this to your TBRs, you do need to read it. It's amazing.
  • Hollie (hollieblog)
    Gosh I love the feeling after reading a book by Alice Oseman.Actually, it's a mixture of love and hate. I love the way she makes me feel things. I end up falling in love with all the characters (maybe bar a few) and simultaneously want to adopt them and protect them from the world. But sometimes, I'm angry, because Oseman's novels can be so relatable that I can see myself in the characters or the story, so I get sad that she's made me self-refl...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    More thoughts closer to release date!
  • Amelie
    alice oseman is my favourite author of all time, and of course this was more incredible then i ever could've imagined. also i would die for jimmy aka the best and most purest book character of all time jssecond read and many more to come let's be fucken honest
  • Patrick Sproull
    Wow, mama, this was heavenly, and it was only the second draft.I bloody loved the new characters introduced here. You will want to take a bullet for them by the end. I especially loved [redacted] and [redacted]'s friendship, as well as my fave, [redacted] who I really thought [redacted] by the end of [redacted].The writing is beautiful and immersive; the dialogue tack-sharp, as per. Each relationship beautifully finessed. The diversity was off-th...
  • Janay Brazier
    If you are part of any fandom or would call yourself a fangirl, then this book is for you. I fell in love with the idea of this book the moment I heard about it. I was so fortunate to be able to read this before the release date. I fell in love with the plot and the characters straight away and instantly connected with that electric feeling of being a true fan of something/someone. Fandoms are full of debate, with so many people within them being...
  • Youssef
    I've been following Alice's career (and Tumblr!) since late 2015 and I've found during that time that, not only is she a lovely human being, but her books just keep getting better and better! I Was Born For This has that signature Oseman writing style that manages to capture an authentic teenage voice in a refreshingly unique way. Alice's style grows with her books, and with us, and I can hear her characters' voices as clearly as if they were my ...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Review to come soon, but I loved this a lot.
  • Matthew
    I was sent a copy of I Was Born For This by HarperCollins Children’s Books in exchange for an honest review.IWBFT follows Fereshteh (Angel) Rahmi and Jimmy Kaga-Ricci the frontman of a pop-rock band, The Ark, that started out on YouTube and is now taking the world by storm. Angel is obsessed (and I mean OBSESSED) with The Ark and is going to the final concert of their European tour - a series of events lead to their lives becoming entwined and ...
  • Rosie
    Completely wonderful in every way.
  • Nara
    Alice Oseman has definitely made it onto my list of auto-buy authors.What a fucking incredible book.
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    I'm not crying. You are crying.Review to come 😭😭😭
  • Layla
    I was so lucky enough to receive a proof copy of I Was Born For This from Harper Collins and I am SO thrilled that I could read this early! It rolls together fandom, social anxiety, self-doubt, LGBT+ characters, friendship, family issues and meeting new people – all into one book, and I can’t begin to describe how brilliantly Alice Oseman achieved all of this.Alice Oseman knows her audience. The teenagers she writes are believable; with the s...
  • Alice (most ardently alice)
    Originally posted here: https://ardentlyalice.wordpress.com/2...To Angel Rahimi, The Ark is her whole life. As one third of the pop-rock band, for Jimmy Kaga-Ricci The Ark is his life. Thrust into the spotlight at a young age, Jimmy deals with the hangover of invasive fans, his anxiety and missing home. Meanwhile, Angel owes everything she has to the band. Friends, life aspirations and a purpose. All that comes under threat. In the run up to the ...