Out on 29 September 2022

Ophelia After All

Racquel Marie

29 September 2022
9781035015689
352 pages

Synopsis

"Queer delight through and through" - Leah Johnson, author of You Should See Me in a Crown

A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in OPHELIA AFTER ALL, the hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by Racquel Marie.

Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes: her best friends, Cuban food, rose-gardening, and boys – way too many boys. Her friends and parents make fun of her endless stream of crushes, but Ophelia is a romantic at heart. She couldn’t change, even if she wanted to.

So when she finds herself thinking more about cute, quiet Talia Sanchez than the loss of a perfect prom with her ex-boyfriend, seeds of doubt take root in Ophelia’s firm image of herself. Add to that the impending end of high school and the fracturing of her once-solid friend group, and things are spiraling a little out of control. But the course of love - and sexuality - never did run smooth. As her secrets begin to unravel, Ophelia must make a choice between clinging to the fantasy version of herself she’s always imagined or upending everyone’s expectations to rediscover who she really is, after all.

This contemplative coming-of-age is a perfect addition to YA shelves.

Buzzfeed

Ophelia may not have a label for her sexuality, but she definitely gives all the delightful disaster bisexual vibes a reader could hope for as she endearingly bumbles through her identity crisis...Deeply relatable.

NPR

Ophelia Rojas is the type of character that leaps off the page and directly into your heart . . . a queer delight through and through.