SOMETHING LIKE POSSIBLE (May 23, 2023)
In this compelling YA contemporary from author Miel Moreland, a bisexual teen's path to political staffer stardom is in jeopardy, until she convinces a cute new candidate to team up with her on the campaign trail.
On the worst day of her life, Madison is dumped by her girlfriend, then fired as said (ex)girlfriend’s campaign manager... plus she accidentally rear-ends the student government advisor—the one person whose good word might help her win a spot at a prestigious youth politics summer camp.
But Madison is nothing if not a girl with a plan, and she isn’t going to let a little thing like heartbreak (or a slightly dented bumper) get in her way. Soon, she has a new junior class president candidate to back—although the two of them might be getting a little too close on the campaign trail. Between navigating her growing crush and corralling a less than enthusiastic election team, Madison has had it with unexpected changes to her carefully laid plans. But when she and a group of queer classmates discover a pattern of harassment within the student government, Madison's forced to shift gears once again.
Something Like Possible is a love letter to ambitious girls, queer solidarity, and how to keep moving forward when the world seems set on pushing you back.
Primary CWs: Non-graphic depictions of sexual assault and self-harm.
Secondary CWs: Bullying, homophobia, biphobia, and non-consensual outing.
Designer: Julia Bianchi
Illustrator: Bex Glendining
"By turns tender, earnest, and beautifully righteous, Something Like Possible is a love letter to the ambitious queer girls who will change the world. My vote is a resounding YES." — Edward Underhill, author of Always the Almost
"This wonderful book has something on the ballot for everybody, including political nerdery, adorable romance, righteous anger, and queer joy. I emphatically vote for Miel Moreland as an author to watch!" — Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer and Home Field Advantage
“Miel Moreland writes the stories I wish I had as a teenager—inclusive, empowering, and unapologetically queer. Madison’s journey is one that is crafted with such sensitivity and tenderness, showcasing the realities of being a queer teen without sacrificing queer joy. For every ambitious girl who has been told that they are “too much,” Something Like Possible is a validating promise that you are enough.” — Marisa Kanter, author of As If On Cue
"Moreland's novel is a powerful, much needed story for queer girls... An important book to have on any shelf; I would trust Madison to run my campaign (and my life) any day." — Nicole Melleby, author of The Science of Being Angry
"I inhaled this book." — Emma Kress, author of Dangerous Play
“For everyone who’s been hurt and felt the need to bear it alone, who doesn’t know who will believe them, who needs to know that there are people out there who will support them no matter what, this book is for you, all of you, and it is a triumph.” — Alice Scott, Bards Alley bookstore
Illustration: Jenn Woodall
Design: Trisha Previte
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Primary CWs: misgendering, underage drinking
Secondary CWs (minor references): biphobia, homophobia, substance addiction, eating disorders/body image
"Funny, romantic, and moving..." — Publisher's Weekly
"This engaging novel... delivers a memorable story surrounding gender identity, love, and friendship; readers will be clamoring for more." — Booklist
"This novel is a home run." — School Library Journal
"Compulsively readable...a love letter to friendship and platonic love...an absolute winner." —The Nerd Daily
"A delicious escape, the kind of book where you dive in and just want to stay a while. A journey through memory, love, family, and loss...This novel was a soothing balm to my heart." — Aminah Mae Safi, author of This is All Your Fault
"A poignant debut about friendship, falling out, falling in, and finding one’s way...will have you singing in your seat and fangirling long after you finish the final chapters." — Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
"It Goes Like This was everything my music nerd heart needed AND wanted. Lyrical and heart-wrenching...beautiful representation, sweetest longing and the pop-star romance of my dreams; Swifties will swoon happily with this story tattooed on their hearts." — Erin Hahn, author of You'd Be Mine and More Than Maybe
It Goes Like This
(Feiwel & Friends, 5/18/21)
In Miel Moreland's heartfelt young adult debut, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.
Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they've been through a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair.
But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens' band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste's starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl...of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they'll discover whether growing up always means growing apart.
"A breathtakingly heartfelt debut, It Goes Like This is a stunning and poignant coming of age story that centers queer kids in all their nuance. I wish I could read it again for the first time. Like our favorite songs, this story will stick with you long after you’ve reached the end." —Kalynn Baron, author of Cinderella is Dead
"It Goes Like This is a touching and delightful exploration of queer friendship, love, and art. I want to live in this fun, heartfelt, and important book ‘til the moon crashes into the sea." — Auriane Desombre, author of I Think I Love You
"A moving story of friendship, love, and growing up. Like the best of melodies, it will stay with you long after it’s over." — Caleb Roehrig, author of Fell of Dark
"Moreland’s writing instantly pulled me in, seamlessly weaving together multiple points of view to tell a rich, gripping story full of heartbreak and joy. A spectacular debut about queer love, life, and friendship, It Goes Like This is a song I never wanted to end." —Jennifer Dugan, author of Hot Dog Girl