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Young Adult Fiction Lgbt

Wish Upon a Satellite

by (author) Sophie Labelle

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
May 2022
LGBT, Dating & Sex, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 13 to 18


The glaciers are melting and the climate crisis is on their mind, but nothing shakes the foundations of non-binary teen Ciel’s world more than sharing an unexpected kiss with their best friend, Stephie. Everything they thought was clear is suddenly all mixed up—and that’s without the new problems at school: sexting, peer pressure, and overdue book reports.

In this new book for teens, Sophie Labelle’s beloved characters first introduced in Ciel and Ciel in All Directions are leaving childhood behind and grappling with new questions of identity, loyalty, and how to negotiate dating and relationships in the age of social media.

About the author

Sophie Labelle is an internationally renowned visual artist and author from the South shore of Montreal. She is the transgender cartoonist behind Assigned Male, a webcomic about a group of queer and trans teenagers that has been running since 2014 and has touched millions of readers. She lives in Finland.


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Editorial Reviews

“Labelle is in no short supply of her quirky comedic sense … If you want a cozy comfort read about trans friends just living the minutiae of life, then give this one a read. Trans friends! Just hanging out! Not dying!”

Geek Girl Authority

"This latest installment in Ciel’s daily adventures shifts into high gear from the first page... The rambling narration balances snark and sincerity. Ciel’s openness about their queerness and neurodivergence is at once playful and vulnerable... Unapologetic and critically engaged."

Kirkus Reviews

“Relatable, gently funny, and achingly real, Wish Upon a Satellite is a teen story both timely and timeless.”

Open Book

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