Belle of the Ball

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Belle of the Ball

By  Mari Costa
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A 2024 Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ+ Comics

High-school senior and notorious wallflower Hawkins finally works up the courage to remove her mascot mask and ask out her longtime crush: Regina Moreno, head cheerleader, academic overachiever, and all-around popular girl. There’s only one teensy little problem: Regina is already dating Chloe Kitagawa, athletic all-star…and middling English student. Regina sees a perfectly self-serving opportunity here, and asks the smitten Hawkins to tutor Chloe free of charge, knowing Hawkins will do anything to get closer to her.

And while Regina’s plan works at first, she doesn’t realize that Hawkins and Chloe knew each other as kids, when Hawkins went by Belle and wore princess dresses to school every single day. Before long, romance does start to blossom…but not between who you might expect. With Belle of the Ball, cartoonist Mariana Costa has reinvigorated satisfying, reliable tropes into your new favorite teen romantic comedy.

Mari Costa is a Luso-Brazilian cartoonist with a bachelor's degree in Character Animation. She's in love with creating stories and populating them with people who have very messy interpersonal drama. Some of her work includes Life of Melody, The Demon of Beausoleil, and Belle of the Ball.

ISBN: 9781250784124

ISBN-10: 9781250784124

Publisher: First Second

Publication Date: 03/21/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/21/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Romance

Young Adult Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / LGBTQ+

Young Adult Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Coming of Age