Beating Heart Baby Book
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RELEASE DATE - 6 SEPTEMBER 2022
Reading level - 14 to 18 years
Lio Min's Beating Heart Baby is an "achingly romantic" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love letter to internet friendships, anime, and indie rock
When artistic and sensitive Santi arrives at his new high school, everyone in the wildly talented marching band welcomes him with open arms. Everyone except for the prickly, proud musical prodigy Suwa, who doesn't think Santi has what it takes to be in the band.
But Santi and Suwa share painful pasts, and when they open up to each other, a tentative friendship begins. And soon, that friendship turns into something more. . . .
Will their fresh start rip at the seams as Suwa seeks out a solo spotlight, and both boys come to terms with what it'll take, and what they'll have to let go, to realise their dreams?
"A luminous homage to music, art, and the power of found family. . . This achingly romantic novel features racially diverse and variously queer characters, each of whom is given ample space to develop. Min's personal-feeling prose epitomises the current age, in which lifelong bonds are forged through computer screens and group chats, emphasising connection in its myriad forms."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A lyrical, rhythmic, and promising debut, this queer romance is a hit."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"You love having your heart simultaneously inflated to gargantuan proportions and then also shredded into the tiniest bits, don't you? Of course, you do, and Min's debut is the best kind of devastating."
"There's a magic to this book I just can't put into words. . . . If you like angst, pining, anime, music and found family, Beating Heart Baby is the book that will make you cheer, weep, laugh, and pine for your own internet friendship transforming into a happily ever after this summer!"
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