A fantastic read that’s full of nostalgia, diversity and is completely unputdownable.
Well. This book. What can I say?
As I am writing this, I am still in a book hangover from I Was Born For This and I feel like my Twitter has been spammed with how much I love this book!
I Was Born For This is a dual narrative YA novel from the perspective of a fangirl, Angel, and a musician, Jimmy. This book brought back so many memories of my days as an All Time Low Hustler (although I did still squee when I saw an ATL reference in the book…) and was such a nostalgic read for me! So many teenagers and young adults will completely understand the fandom of The Ark and be able to relate in some way to Angel and her infatuation with Jimmy and the rest of the band – we all probably had something or someone we were passionate about growing up.
Another thing that I really loved is how diverse the characters throughout the book are but how they’re not defined by their race, gender, religion or health – which is how it should be! That’s part of what made this book so brilliant; it effortlessly ticks all the boxes without shoving it in your face which I find can sometimes happen in YA. It’s also got older teen characters which I haven’t come across too much and, as an older reader, I really enjoyed.
I can’t wait for more people to read this book and fangirl over it with me! It shows the importance of believing in yourself and is one you won’t be able to put down.