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Sona Charaipotra

Sona Charaipotra
Navdeep Singh Dhillon

The author of the YA medical dramedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra is not a doctor — much to her pediatrician parents’ chagrin. They were really hoping she’d grow up to take over their practice one day. Instead, she became a writer, working as a celebrity reporter at People and (the dearly departed) TeenPeople magazines, and contributing to publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue. These days, she uses her Masters in screenwriting from NYU and her MFA in creative writing from the New School to poke plot holes in her favorite teen TV shows, like Riverdale — for work of course. She’s the co-founder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, and the co-author (with Dhonielle Clayton) of the YA dance dramas Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces, as well as the psychological thriller The Rumor Game. She’s a proud We Need Diverse Books team member.

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Symptoms of a Heartbreak

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"A rom-com with heart." —People

"Informative and thought-provoking. Charaipotra... delicately balances the haunting realities of grief and despair with a nuanced...

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