In How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra, The Bold Type meets Younger when a teen who gets her dream job at a fashion magazine, despite being only seventeen.
Maya dreams of working in magazines. But as the daughter of garlic farmers, her path is set: it’s off to Cow Camp instead. But when she ends up in the New York City area and realizes her cousin's girlfriend works at Maya's favorite magazine - Fierce - an opportunity falls in her lap to intern. It's her dream job, and she can't pass it up, even if means disappointing her family and lying to her parents.
The only problem? Maya hasn't accepted an internship. She's accepted a full time job, as a staff writer, and everyone at Fierce thinks she's 26.
Maya is so close to making her dreams come true, even if the glam life at Fierce isn’t quite as shiny and fun as she hoped. But when she suggests the perfect candidate for a big story—and manages to get the scoop—all eyes are on her. How long can she keep her real age from her boss—and her real life from her parents?
About the Author
Sona Charaipotra is the author of Symptoms of a Heartbreak. She is a writer who has worked as a celebrity reporter at People and TeenPeople and has contributed to publications ranging from the New York Times to TeenVogue. She uses her master's in screenwriting from NYU and her MFA in creative writing from the New School to poke plot holes in her favorite teen TV shows—for work, of course. She is the cofounder of CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, and the coauthor (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 is a proud We Need Diverse Books team member.
Praise for Symptoms of a Heartbreak:
"A rom-com with heart." —People
"Thought-provoking." —Entertainment Weekly
"Fans of YA contemporary don't want to miss this one." —Buzzfeed
"A rich, multi-layered story." —NPR
"Smart, tender and thoughtful."
—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Sun Is Also a Star
"Kept me glued to the edge of my seat from the first page to the last."
—Sandhya Menon, New York Times–bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi
"Readers will fall in love with Girl Genius Saira, who is fierce, brilliant, flawed, and utterly relatable."
—Samira Ahmed, New York Times–bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters and Internment
"Pitch-perfect rom-com...absolutely unputdownable."
—Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Dumplin'