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Eisner-nominated WHAT IF WE WERE... returns this month!

October 11, 2023

Teen girls rewrite the universe every day… but now they’re going even further! Reunite with Nathalie and Marie — and their new friend/crush Jane Doe — for their wildest, most hilarious games of imagination yet, including an extended fantasy epic!

  • “A zany, surreal compilation that reframes and celebrates female friendship.” — Kirkus Reviews
  • "Fun and engaging... What If We Were... has the feel of hanging out with a best friend." — Cyndi Hamann, YALSA's The Hub
  • "Lenoir's fantastic humor and expressive drawing show us a great time and make us fall in love with her charismatic heroes. We miss them as soon as we close the book." — Les Libraires
  • "Axelle Lenoir has a remarkable talent for capturing adolescence." — Sophie Lit
  • "The concept is original and really well explored... plus the drawing is great! The characters are funny, yet believable - and always fabulously dressed. I really want these two girls to be my best friends!" — Chronicles of a Book Addict

Winner of the Bédélys Youth Québec Award!

Marie and Nathalie are the queens of make-believe. They’ve run through every scenario that is possible, somewhat plausible, or frankly unbelievable: secret-agent ninjas launching a surprise-attack on an ice-cream stand, super-heroes hell-bent on making country music disappear, even lost astronauts condemned to spend millions of light-years in another dimension. The name of the game? “What If We Were…”

But all of this was a mere prelude to “What If We Were… For Real!” This new version is just like the classic game, minus the mental gymnastics of thinking up fantasy scenarios. Because now Marie and Nathalie’s wildest fantasies are coming true… for real!

Let’s hope that years of practice have readied the girls for this new challenge, because they’re headed back in time on a magical quest to a new realm, where they must defeat their physics teacher, a master of black magic and sinister kidnappings!

Good luck, girls!

What If We Were… (Book 2) by Axelle Lenoir
ISBN 978-1-60309-530-3 | Diamond: AUG231463 | $14.99 (US) | 88 pages
Full-color softcover graphic novel with flaps
7” x 10” | For young adults (13+) and up
Read an 8-page preview
In stores October 24th/25th!
Pick it up from the shop of your choice!