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Curious about upcoming 2021 young adult books? If you want your to-read pile to grow by a bajillion books, check out this great list of Harper Collins’ young adult winter 2021 new titles… including LOVE IN ENGLISH! It’s mind-blowing and really exciting to be in this fantastic group of writers.

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2021 young adult books

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LOVE IN ENGLISH is a young adult novel layered with themes of cultural identity and finding your voice in any language. 

Sixteen year old Ana has just moved to New Jersey from Argentina for her Junior year of high school. She’s a poet and a lover of language. Now, she can barely understand what’s going on around her, let alone find the words to express how she feels in the language she’s expected to speak.

All Ana wants to do is go home. Then she meets Harrison, the very cute, very American boy in her math class. And then there’s her new friend Neo, the Greek boy she’s partnered up with in ESL class. She bonds with him over the 80s teen movies they are assigned to watch for class (and later keep watching together for fun). There is also Altagracia, her artistic and Instagram fabulous friend.

But is it possible that she’s becoming too American as her father accuses? Also what does it mean when her feelings for Harrison and Neo start to change? Ana will spend her year learning that the rules of English may be confounding, but there are no rules when it comes to love.

Love in English has playful and poetic breakouts exploring the idiosyncrasies of the English language. It is also a story that is simultaneously charming and romantic. A book about what it means to become “American”.

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