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“…offering rich, nuanced portrayals of Indian American family and professional life.” –Kirkus Reviews

Symptoms of a Heartbreak

Written by Sona Charaipotra
Published by Imprint

The youngest doctor in America, an Indian American teen makes her rounds–and falls head over heels–in Sona Charaipotra’s contemporary romantic comedy. Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She’s always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius–but she’s never had to prove herself to skeptical adult co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. And working in the same hospital as her mother certainly isn’t making things any easier. But life gets complicated when Saira finds herself falling in love with a patient: a cute teen boy who’s been diagnosed with cancer. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve his chances, it could cost her everything. It turns out “heartbreak” is the one thing she still doesn’t know how to treat. In her solo debut, Sona Charaipotra brings us a compelling #ownvoices protagonist who’s not afraid to chase what she wants. Symptoms of a Heartbreak goes from romantic comedy highs to tearjerker lows and is the ultimate cure-all for young adult readers needing an infusion of something heartfelt.

Primary ISBN: 9781250199102

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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