Today is publication day for Aleema Omotoni‘s YA debut, Everyone’s Thinking It, released in the UK with Scholastic. The book is also soon to be published in the US with Harper on 5 September! Congratulations Aleema.
Within the walls of Wodebury Hall, reputation is everything. But aspiring photographer Iyanu is more comfortable observing things safely from behind her camera.
For Iyanu’s estranged cousin Kitan, life seems perfect. She has money, beauty and friends like queen bee Heather. But as a Nigerian girl in a school as white and insular as Wodebury, Kitan struggles with the personal sacrifices needed to keep her place – and the protection she gets – within the exclusive popular crowd.
Then, photos from Iyanu’s camera are stolen and splashed across the school – each with a juicy secret written on it. With everyone’s dirty laundry suddenly out in the open, the school explodes in chaos, and the whispers accusing Iyanu of being the one behind it all start to feel like déjà vu.
Each girl is desperate to unravel the mystery of who stole the photos and why. But exposing the truth will change them all forever.
“A Gossip Girl for the new age that’s impossible to put down. Omotoni spins an intricate web of relationships … all tangled in relevant questions of identity, oppression, and community. This is an absolute knockout debut, and once reading, everyone will be thinking it.’ Racquel Marie, author of Ophelia After All
We’re looking forward to readers in the UK and US being able to enjoy this fantastic new book!