We Are Totally Normal

Category: Book
By (author): Kanakia, Rahul
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: March 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
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From The Publisher*

In this queer contemporary YA, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story, Nandan's perfect plan for junior year goes awry after he hooks up with a guy for the first time.

Nandan's got a plan to make his junior year perfect, but hooking up with his friend Dave isn't part of it-especially because Nandan has never been into guys.

Still, Nandan's willing to give a relationship with him a shot. But the more his anxiety grows about what his sexuality means for himself, his friends, and his social life, the more he wonders whether he can just take it all back.

Is breaking up with Dave-the only person who's ever really gotten him-worth feeling "normal" again?

Review Quote*"A touching novel about all the confusions and intensities of high school, from sexuality to peer pressure... The novel deftly negotiates the complexities of teenage friendships and relationships with insight and compassion."
Review Quote*"We Are Totally Normal downplays its literary sensibility with lighthearted humor and smart, bantering dialog. This book is a great choice for readers interested in LGBTQ+ and QPOC romance and post-Millennial coming-of-age stories."
Review Quote*"With its fast, dialogue-driven pacing, humor, and finger on the youthful pulse, this book will find an eager audience in queer and questioning teens, especially those of color."
Review Quote*"[We Are Totally Normal's] strength lies in the normalization of negotiating the complex social structure of teenage friendships and relationships."
Review Quote*"This is not a typical coming-out narrative.... The most interesting parts of the book deal with Nandan's conflicted feelings about masculinity and gendered friendships, as he struggles to understand the power dynamics among his male friends and longs for close platonic friendships with girls."
Review Quote*"This story could be what a reader out there needs."
Review Quote*"Told through the eyes of one of the most endearing and real characters I've ever met, We Are Totally Normal is validating, entertaining, and filled with love."
Review Quote*"Nandan's fresh perspective is a gift-I can't wait for readers to experience it!"
Review Quote*"A brilliant coming-of-age story. Every teen needs this book."