Swoony Ophelia After All Playlists For Valentine’s Day

February 2, 2022 | 12:00 PM

Swoony Ophelia After All Playlists For Valentine’s Day

By Team Fierce Reads
As a massive hopeless romantic, Ophelia’s Valentine’s Day playlist would have to feature happy and sad love songs in equal measure. Yearning, heartbreaking songs for the loves that never were, and hopeful, upbeat songs for the loves to come!

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Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie. Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes: her best friends, Cuban food, rose-gardening, and boys – way too many boys. Her friends and parents make fun of her endless stream of crushes, but Ophelia is a romantic at heart. She couldn’t change, even if she wanted to. So when she finds herself thinking more about cute, quiet Talia Sanchez than the loss of a perfect prom with her ex-boyfriend, seeds of doubt take root in Ophelia’s firm image of herself. Add to that the impending end of high school and the fracturing of her once-solid friend group, and things are spiraling a little out of control. But the course of love—and sexuality—never did run smooth. As her secrets begin to unravel, Ophelia must make a choice between clinging to the fantasy version of herself she’s always imagined or upending everyone’s expectations to rediscover who she really is, after all.

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