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Dear Wendy

April 16

Illustrated cover for Dear Wendy. Two teenage girls are hanging out, both lying down on a shag green carpet. One of them is Asian and is lying down on her stomach, her head propped up with her right hand and her left bracing herself up off the carpet. She is wearing glasses, has her shoulder-length black hair in a pony tail, and is wearing a dark purple sweater and gray sweats. The other girl is lying on her back, with her right hand behind her neck, and looking up at the other girl. She has long, curly dark brown hair that spills across the carpet, and she's wearing a light purple shirt and yellow pants with purple cat heads on them. It looks like they might have been watching movies together, as there is a partially closed laptop and a mostly empty bowl of popcorn nearby. There's also a stuffed frog, daisy, and their phones scattered on the carpet.Dear Wendy by Ann Zhao
Feiwel & Friends

Dear Wendy’s Sophie and Jo, two aromantic and asexual students at Wellesley College, engage in an online feud while unknowingly becoming friends in real life, in this dual POV Young Adult contemporary debut from Ann Zhao

Sophie Chi is in her first year at Wellesley College (despite her parents’ wishes that she attend a “real” university, rather than a liberal arts school) and has long accepted her aromantic and asexual identities. Despite knowing she’ll never fall in love, she enjoys running an Instagram account that offers relationship advice to students at Wellesley. No one except her roommate knows that she’s behind the incredibly popular “Dear Wendy” account.

When Joanna “Jo” Ephron―also a first-year student at Wellesley―created their “Sincerely Wanda” account, it wasn’t at all meant to be serious or take off like it does―not like Dear Wendy’s. But now they might have a rivalry of sorts with Dear Wendy? Oops . As if Jo’s not busy enough having existential crises over gender, the fact that she’ll never truly be loved or be enough, or her few friends finding The One and forgetting her!

While tensions are rising online, Sophie and Jo are getting closer in real life, bonding over their shared aroace identities. As their friendship develops and they work together to start a campus organization for other a-spec students, can their growing bond survive if they learn just who’s behind the Wendy and Wanda accounts?

With its exploration of a-spec identities, college life, and more, this platonic comedy, perfect for fans of Netflix’s The Half of It and Alice Oseman’s Loveless, is ultimately a love story about two people who are not―and will not―be in love!

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