I am excited to announce that our first group discussion book for 2022 is OPHELIA AFTER ALL by Racquel Marie! OPHELIA AFTER ALL came out yesterday, but we’ve been looking forward to getting our hands on it since we first saw the cover. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. We’ll be back here on March 9th to talk about it, and we hope you’ll be here to join us. You can also read an excerpt of the book on the publisher’s website.
Read on to learn more about the book:
Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie
A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author 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.