Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra is giving me Izzy/Denny vibes. And it just sounds like a really fun read. I just hope it doesn’t turn out as tragically as the story it reminds me of. Regardless, I’m actually really looking forward to picking this book up. I know I tend to avoid contemporaries most of the time, but every once in a while one comes along that I just can’t say no to and Symptoms of a Heartbreak is definitely one of those.
The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds―and falls head over heels―in the contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak.
Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She’s always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius―but she’s never had to prove herself to skeptical adult co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. And working in the same hospital as her mother certainly isn’t making things any easier.
But life gets complicated when Saira finds herself falling in love with a patient: a cute teen boy who’s been diagnosed with cancer. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve his chances, it could cost her everything.
It turns out “heartbreak” is the one thing she still doesn’t know how to treat.
In her solo debut, Sona Charaipotra brings us a compelling #ownvoices protagonist who’s not afraid to chase what she wants. Symptoms of a Heartbreak goes from romantic comedy highs to tearjerker lows and is the ultimate cure-all for young adult readers needing an infusion of something heartfelt.
What do you think of the young doctor plot? The cancer piece? Do you get Izzy/Denny vibes at all? Do you think you’ll be adding this novel to your TBR or passing? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! And happy reading!