We Are Totally Normal (Hardcover)

By Rahul Kanakia

HarperTeen, 9780062865816, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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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?

About the Author

Rahul Kanakia's novels include We Are Totally Normal and Enter Title Here. Additionally, his stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Indiana Review, and Nature, and he has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Lambda Literary Foundation. Originally from Washington, DC, Rahul now lives in San Francisco. Visit him at www.rahulkanakia.com.

Praise For We Are Totally Normal

“Nandan’s fresh perspective is a gift—I can’t wait for readers to experience it!”
— M-E Giraud, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Girl Mans Up

“A brilliant coming-of-age story. Every teen needs this book.”
— Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions

“A perfect story about the complications of sexuality and identity. I adored this book from beginning to end.”
— Mason Deaver, author of I Wish You All the Best

“An endearing, messy, and honest exploration of identity that reminds us that discovering who we aren’t is as important as discovering who we are.”
— Shaun David Hutchinson, author of We Are the Ants and Brave Face

“A fresh and rare exploration of sexuality, identity, friendship, and love.”
— Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights