Books Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra Hardcover, 318 pages, Imprint, List Price: $17.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSymptoms of a HeartbreakAuthorSona Charaipotra Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Fresh from medical school, teenage genius Saira takes a job treating childhood cancer, and must prove herself to skeptical adult coworkers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes and falling for one of her patients. Genres: Young Adult Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Symptoms of a Heartbreak Review Book Reviews A Teenage M.D. Takes On The Adult World In 'Symptoms Of A Heartbreak' July 3, 2019 Sona Charaipotra's young adult novel might be familiar to back-in-the-day fans of Doogie Howser — it's about 16-year-old supergenius Saira, fresh out of med school and interning at a hospital.