Book review

Book Spotlight: How Maya Got Fierce


The Bold Type meets Younger in this YA fish-out-of-water contemporary novel about a teen who gets her dream job at a fashion magazine, despite being only seventeen.She may be a farm girl, but seventeen-year-old Maya’s vision board is all about fashion and Fierce—the women’s magazine she’s been reading since she was ten. As the daughter of Punjabi garlic farmers, it’s off to cow camp for the summer. But when she gets to the east coast, she learns that her cousin’s girlfriend works at Fierce—and realizes that her wildest dreams might just be in reach.She’s up for an internship, but taking it would mean leaving her parents’ plans behind. One other (major) glitch: her bosses at Fierce think she’s 26, and hire her as the assistant editor, not an intern. Maya is so close to making her dreams come true, and 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?


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About the author:

Sona Charaipotra is author of the doc dramedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak and co-author of the YA dance duology Tiny Pretty Things, a 2020 Netflix original series. A former People reporter, she writes for publications like the NYTimes and Cosmopolitan, and co-founded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packager focused on delicious, diverse reads. She has a masters in screenwriting from NYU and MFA in fiction from New School. Next up: The Rumor Game.

Are you interested in reading Maya? Any thoughts on the premise? Happy reading❤


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