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"Doogie Howser, M.D. meets The Fault in Our Stars in this tender romcom." —Teen Vogue
The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds—and falls head over heels—in Sona Charaipotra's contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak.
Sixteen-year-old Saira has always juggled family, friendships, and her Girl Genius celebrity. Now, as the youngest med school graduate ever, she can finally achieve her mission to treat young people dealing with cancer.
But proving herself in life-or-death situations is tough when everyone from her boss to her patients can't see past her age to trust her skills. And working in the same hospital as her mom isn't making things any easier!
Life gets even more complicated when Saira falls for a teenage patient. To improve his chances, she risks her lifelong dream—and it could cost her everything.
In her solo debut, Sona Charaipotra brings us a compelling #ownvoices protagonist who’s not afraid to chase what she wants. Symptoms of a Heartbreak goes from romantic comedy highs to tearjerker lows and is the ultimate cure-all for every reader needing an infusion of something heartfelt.
An Imprint Book
"Fans of YA contemporary don't want to miss this one." —Buzzfeed
The first solo YA novel by Charaipotra (coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things novels) explores the trials and tribulations of an outspoken 16-year-old genius during her first year as a pediatric oncology intern at New Jersey's Princeton Presbyterian Hospital. As the youngest intern, Saira faces many challenges: lacking a driver's license, she has to rely on her less-than-punctual mother, head of pediatrics at the hospital, for rides. Then there are the limited shifts she can work and her ever-critical supervisor, Dr. Davis, who breathes down Saira's neck and is quick to brush off her ideas. Unprepared for the emotional strain of working with dying children, Saira has trouble juggling matters of the heart with acting professionally, and falling in love with a teen-musician patient might just be her undoing. Saira's extended Indian-American family adds lively warmth to the medical drama, as does Saira's pretend boyfriend, who has told no one but Saira (and his boyfriend) that he's gay. If the pace is somewhat uneven, the surplus of life-or-death tension will keep readers attentive as Saira overcomes obstacles to save lives and earn the respect of authority figures and peers. Ages 14 up.