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Booktuber Francina Simone's SMASH IT!, pitched as an OTHELLO retelling with a comedic twist, featuring themes of sexuality and sisterhood, in which a teen decides to set aside her self doubts and go for her dreams and winds up with a part in her school musical and the interest of her two best friends, to Natashya Wilson at Inkyard Press, in a six-figure deal , at auction, ...more
Expected publication: 2020 by Inkyard Press
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Laura Steven
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Francina Simone is ridiculously talented and this book is EVERYTHING
Lesia Joukova
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You know what, I never rate books before reading them but this time I’ll make an exception cause giving a 1 star to a book which hasn’t been distributed is terribly unnecessary. I will remove the rating once the book will start getting real reviews, and then I’ll read this for myself. Super excited to read what Francine has prepared for us this time!
Eshal Manha
Apr 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
I am so concerned with this book. The cultural appropriation here is staggering. It seeks to rewrite history, reframing one of the first sympathetic North African / Middle Eastern figures in the western canon as a Sub-Saharan African.

Anyone with even the most basic knowledge of history or Shakespeare will know that Othello was a Moor – and not a sub-Saharan African as Ms Simone insinuates when the book’s main character thinks: “Shakespeare was an old white dude who didn’t know shit a
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Jaime
Apr 29, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
A romcom with a black female lead that's inspired by Othello?? Sign me the fuck up.
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Francina Simone is the author of The Guardians Trilogy, a young adult urban fantasy that explores the strength of love and lost. She was born in Germany, spent her childhood in hot the urban jungle of Orlando Florida, and now resides in the Rockies where she spends more of her time far away with her characters in their quest to make the right decisions in worlds brimming with romance, moral ambigu ...more
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